men’s jewellery

Let’s not forget the gentlemen. Within this category you’ll find cuff links, rings, bracelets, necklaces etc. for the man in your life.


February 24, 2024

24-inch, 6.7mm, rope link necklace, 31.8 grams, 18 karat yellow gold. $3,000.00 CAD. 431-00742

People are very good at being efficient. Assembly lines and mass production are great ways to extract maximum value from a minimum of input cost. People also love a low price and making things efficiently with cheap, low quality ingredients is a great way to achieve a inexpensive product. The problem is a cheap price doesn’t necessarily mean good value. The same can be said of huge sales at 70% off also doesn’t mean good value. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, we don’t typically have sales because we don’t build in a false discount with our prices. We strive to offer great value at all price points. A hollow rope chain is a great way to demonstrate how “value” isn’t very often the lowest price. This beautiful 18 karat rope chain is certainly hollow yet still heavy gauge. It has been crafted from premium 18 karat gold of 75% purity, not the common 10 karat alloy of 41.7% purity we commonly encounter. There is no wear of any kind in this 6.7mm, 24 inch rope necklace. It really comes down to price per gram, most stores will tell you they don’t sell their chain by weight, but they certainly all buy it by the gram. The price per gram does vary a little with the style and complexity of design, but ALL chain is priced by the gram from the manufacturer. We are happy to, and always display the purity of gold and the weight of every necklace we sell. This one weighs over 1 ounce and contains well over $2,000.00 in just scrap gold value (not to mention the silver alloy value). Turning raw gold into a finished piece of jewellery takes time, cost money, and usually incurs duty if manufactured outside North America. In the case of a chain like this a competitive replacement retail value would be around 2.5 times the intrinsic metal value. Being an estate item we can offer jewellery like this for a better price compared to new. This necklace is in perfect, like new condition. It is a great weight for a man or woman, it can be worn alone or with almost any pendant. It is estate priced at just $3,000.00 CAD or less than $95.00 per gram, and that is an excellent value; please ask around and confirm it for yourself. Stock #431-00742.


2023 Omega Aqua bracelet 8 1/2″ BA05ST000130X never worn $300.00 CAD. 440-00044

For those who missed it the first time, this Omega bracelet is back. It was purchased as a gift but was too large for the recipient. Don’t wait long, this one is going to go fast.

If your significant other is into watches, especially an Omega Seamaster, this rare Aqua bracelet would make a great gift. You may have not even known, bit Omega produce some very beautiful jewellery pieces that you can see on their website. This bracelet (product number BA05ST000130X) can be seen online where it retails for $510.00 CAD. It measures just shy of 8 1/2 inches in length and 8mm in diameter. The dark navy blue braided texture strap is secured by a heavy duty stainless steel clasp designed in a stylized version of the corporate Omega logo. The stainless steel hardware is polished to an impeccable finish. This bracelet was purchased in the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin in January 2023 but was never worn. It comes complete with all of its original packaging and documentation along with the credit card purchase receipt. It remains in perfect unworn condition and is estate priced at $300.00 CAD. Stock #440-00044. 

SOLD

 

 


February 22, 2024

18kt. custom made tiger cufflinks. 29.2gr., 0.10ct. tw. VS-G. $4,200.00 CAD. 446-00004

I think we might start a jewellery zoo; first leopards, now Royal Bengal tigers! Not only are these hand-carved, but they are not identical meaning they were each carved separately instead of being cast from the same mold. Doing so was the only way to make the tigers mirror images of each other. If the goldsmith who made them had cut corners and cast from the same mould they would both face the same direction and not look nearly as striking when presented side-by-side. The pair measure 22.7mm tall by 19.5mm wide and weigh a whopping 29.2 grams together, which is especially impressive when you consider they are cast from top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The tigers are immaculately detailed and feature black enameled strips and piercing natural blue sapphire eyes of such high quality that they appear lit from within. The typical white ruff of the Bengal tiger is produced here with white gold and 0.10 carats of high-quality VS-G round single cut diamonds. The pair are equipped with fixed cufflinks and are in like-new condition. Fortunately, the mastermind behind these stunning tigers signed their name and they happen to be local; Jewellery by Varouj in the heart of Toronto! Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #446-00004.


February 19, 2024

10 karat gold Superman pendant/charm 1.89 grams $158.00 CAD. 436-00210

Life was much simpler when there were only a handful of super heroes. I’ve never even heard of half of the current number of superheroes and more are appearing all the time in movies. Superman is one of the originals, he’s been around since 1938 and is one of the true good guys without a single vice. He is a man of unquestionable character. The man of steel has always displayed his stylized “S” monogram framed in the shape of a diamond on his blue outfit with red cape and red boots. This pendant isn’t made of steel but yellow gold. The 10 karat gold creation was crafted from 0.7mm thick gold sheet measuring 28mm wide X 21mm tall. It appears to be custom made as the circular connecting ring and bail were soldered on after the piece was finished. It weighs in at 1.89 grams and should fit a variety of chain weights. It could be also be used on a bracelet or key chain. This inspirational little item would make a great gift the the Superhero in your life. This pendant is estate priced at $158.00 CAD. Stock #436-00210.

SOLD


February 18, 2024

0.80ct. I1-GH gents Rolex President style diamond ring 9.8gr. 10kt. sz. 10. $3,063.00 CAD.116-00061

According to Forbes.com, the 2020 value of the Rolex brand is 9.5 billion, with estimated sales of $5.2 billion. Volkswagen by comparison had a brand value of 7.9 billion with estimated sales 20 times more than Rolex in the same year. This is an astounding statistic. How can a luxury item with just one factory in Switzerland (soon to be two) command a significantly higher brand value than a major automotive company with over 100 production plants in dozens of countries that employ well over half a million people worldwide? Rolex is much more than a decent watch, they’re a luxury product in the truest sense, they are an aspirational goal, a lifestyle, and a status symbol. You may never own a brand new Bentley automobile (parent company Volkswagon), but with some hard work and saving, owning a Rolex can be had for well under $10,000.00. The operating costs of the average Rolex are only around $100.00 per year, and there is little need to worry about depreciation. This estate diamond ring is a homage to one of Rolex’s most famous designs. The President bracelet of the Rolex Day-Date model is instantly recognizable down the shoulders of this 10 karat yellow and white gold ring. The iconic fluted bezel from the Rolex is a very obvious inspiration as it forms the outer bezel securing the natural round brilliant cut diamond. We’ve seen this style of ring before, they have proven appealing to both watch aficionados and someone just looking for an attractive ring. Bezel set in the centre of this ring is a good sized natural diamond weighing an estimated 0.80 carats. It is a pleasant I1 clarity with small scattered inclusions and a very nice GH colour and a good cut. The sturdy construction 10 karat two-tone ring weighs in at close to 10 grams and measures an average gent’s finger size 10. This ring can be adjusted up or down 2 full sizes. While not manufactured as precisely as its inspiration, this unauthorized miniature does a good job of capturing the look. I wonder if Rolex gives any thought to products such as this that are made in the likeness of their designs. I secretly think they really don’t mind a little extra promotion and value added to the brand with the crown logo. The 18 karat Day-Date II 218239 used in these images has been spoken for, but the ring is available for the estate price of $3,063.00 CAD. Stock #116-00061.


10 karat gents curb link bracelet 8 3/4 inch 53.9gr. $2,700.00 CAD. 441-00211

You won’t encounter many handmade link bracelets, especially when that link is the iconic but readily available curb link style. I suppose the reason was due to a scarcity of 16mm wide curb links on the market. This rarely encountered size is certainly statement making! The one of a kind bracelet is made from 53.9 grams of 10 karat yellow gold, measures a long 8 3/4 inches, and is secured with a safety catch plus an additional safety chain. Estate price $2,700.00 CAD. Stock #441-00211.

 


February 16, 2024

Platinum & 18 karat white gold diamond cufflinks 0.40ct. tw. VS-HI $1,400.00 CAD. 446-00012

An interesting jewellery item for the man who has everything. Art Deco design platinum disc cufflinks. Each side contains one 0.20 carat European cut diamond of very good VS-HI quality. The circular cufflinks  measure approximately 13.5mm diameter with a pierced mill grain and hand engraved decorative border. The platinum discs are connected by a 3 link 18 karat white gold chain. The pair dates from the 1920s, weighs 10.6 grams and are estate priced at $1,400.00. Stock #446-00012.


February 10, 2024

Harley owners group 10 karat yellow gold pendant 2.4gr. $175.00 CAD. e8737

e8738 Harley owners group 10kt gold pendantWell over 1 million members located in over 100 countries around the world make up the Harley owners group. The membership organizes many ride related rallies that often raise money for various charities including their official cause of Muscular Dystrophy. Almost every community that has a Harley Davidson Motorcycle dealership also has a H.O.G. chapter sponsored by the dealership. I’m sure some of our customers wouldn’t mind having a little pendant like this one. It could be added to a charm bracelet or perhaps to the key ring of your favorite ride. The pendant looks like new, cast from over 2.4 grams of 10 karat gold, measuring 19.2mm x 13.5mm. The back of the pendant has a flat finish that could be engraved with your motorcycles serial number or a special message. The high quality pendant shows great detail. A Sandblasted background with polished highlights and frame provide excellent contrast. Estate price $175.00 CAD. Stock #e8737.

 

 


January 29, 2024

18kt. 24-inch 3.25mm solid link rope necklace 27.5gr. $3,360.00 CAD. 431-00530

A rope chain and a diamond-cut rope chain are two very different things. Both are designed to be worn on their own as heavy statement pieces. Both come in the same offerings of different lengths and thicknesses and a variety of solid and hollow options. But a rope chain has a soft understated appearance whereas a diamond-cut rope is boldly faceted and mirror-finished to make it sparkle and shine even when it’s laying still. Our example is 24 inches long by 3.25mm wide but most importantly it’s solid, weighing in at a hefty 27.5 grams of top-quality 18-karat yellow gold. The chain is finished with rounded end caps and an easy-to-fasten lobster clasp. The estate price for the like-new chain is $3360.00 CAD. Stock #431-00530.


January 23, 2024

Gents platinum/18kt. gold diamond ring 0.20ct. tw. 22.5gr. $1,900.00 CAD. e11078

Typically a good quality men’s ring weighs around 7 grams and they are usually manufactured from 10 or 14 karat. This one is at least 3 times the average weight and was hand crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and super white platinum. 10 high quality VS-H diamonds circle the circumference adding just a little twinkle no matter which way the ring is facing. This ring was custom made in Canada by long time, upscale Toronto manufacturer Platinum Unlimited. Despite the overachieving weight of 22.5 grams the ring is super comfy. The uniform width of just under 10mm distributes the weight evenly around the entire ring and the gently rounded inside edges help to slide the ring over your knuckle. Made in the average gentleman’s finger size 10 this ring would make an impressive wedding ring or it could be a right hand ring. Highly polished 18 karat edges contrast the brushed platinum centre section in a manner very complimentary to many two tone watches. You’ll not see a ring of this quality from any off the shelf jeweller. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is not your typical jewellery store. We have 1000s of unique estate and new items for you to consider. If you have a size 10 finger you really should come in and try it on. You’ll never regret buying quality. This ring is estate priced at $1,900.00 CAD. Stock #e11078.


January 22, 2024

0.72ct. SI2-GH good cut gents diamond ring 10.0gr. 14kt. sz. 10 1/2. $3,150.00 CAD. 116-00089

Discover a distinguished gents’ 14 karat yellow gold diamond ring that effortlessly blends sophistication with simplicity. Boasting a very bright 0.72 carat round brilliant cut diamond of SI2-GH quality with a good cut, this ring adopts a minimalist and geometric open bar set style, making it a versatile accessory for various occasions. Measuring 8.8mm at its widest and weighing a substantial 10 grams, it exudes a sense of substance and thoughtful craftsmanship. With a finger size of 10 1/2 and ample room for adjustment, this ring ensures both comfort and customization. The diamond was accurately quality graded in 2008 by GemScan. It is also accompanied by a 2010 Gem Scope appraisal stating a rather optimistic replacement value of $8,150.00. We feel a more realistic replacement value with new would be $4,500 and our estate price $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #116-00089.


January 21, 2024

Gents diamond (0.65ct. VS1-H) & ruby ring, 12.6gr. 14kt. size 8 1/4 $3,290.00 CAD. 206-00330

Ruby is the traditional gem given as a gift for a 40th anniversary or birthday. It is also the birthstone for July and occasionally occurs in one of the gem world’s most vibrant hues of red. High quality rubies are far rarer than diamonds and are seldom seen in large sizes. In a recent July 2022 Hong Kong auction a beautiful 8.39 carat Burmese ruby in a Cartier diamond ring sold for $7,300,000.00 USD. While the rubies in this ring are nowhere near that size, they are very bright and of very nice quality. When we first saw them we figured they were synthetic. After some microscopic examination, we determined they are all of natural origin. The 7 rubies measure 3.2mm in diameter and weigh approximately 0.14 carat each (1.00 carat in total). This ring was custom made approximately 40 years ago and was enjoyed and worn every day by its previous owner. As such, the colourful red rubies have acquired some chips and scratches to their crown facets. The centre diamond is of a high quality VS clarity with white H colour and in perfect condition. Based on diameter and depth dimensions we’ve calculated the diamond to weigh 0.65 carats. This custom-made dome setting has been crafted from a substantial amount of 14 karat yellow and weight gold with a gross weight of 12.6 grams. This isn’t a large ring for a gentleman as it measures around 8 1/4. It should come close to fitting the pinky finger for the average size man. We can easily make it a little smaller for a lady or larger for a man’s ring finger. Coloured stone rings are uncommon to find in men’s designs. This classic style is often seen showcasing a single diamond or cluster, but this is the first we’ve seen with rubies and diamond. The 7 claws that hold the centre diamond are in excellent condition and should provide the new owner with decades of security. This high-quality and unique ring is estate priced at $3,290.00 CAD. Stock #206-00330.


January 20, 2024

14kt. 22 1/2″ 68.4gr. Italian made, solid curb Cuban link necklace $4,900.00 CAD. e13960 431-00227

We won’t get into the quagmire of Cuban link versus curb link, the jury is still out on where nuanced design difference falls into the Cuban category. The generally accepted rule is that a Cuban link is a heavier and more rounded version of the flatter curb link. So Cuban it is! This Italian-made chain features all of the quality marks you’d expect. It’s completely solid despite being cast from 14 karat yellow gold and made to a bulky 9mm wide. The 22 1/2 inch long chain weighs in at 68.4 grams and features sturdy end caps and an oversized heavy-duty lobster clasp. For the guys who call us now and again looking for heavier chains here is your chance. Estate price $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e13960 431-00227.


14kt. white gold wedding ring, 5.3mm, 4.6gr., size 11. $420.00 CAD. e14495

This ring is a study of different metal finishes, displaying four in total: high polish, bright cut engraving (the Charlie Brown squiggle line), a heavy matte finish, and a machine faceted edge. That’s a lot considering the band only spans 5.3mm! But the finishes work together to create a harmonized pattern. Hidden within the band is a tiny hallmark stamp displaying the traditional European mark for gold, a microscopic crown. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 11 with room to adjust (though the pattern will be disturbed). Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14495.


January 19, 2024

14kt. 6mm, size 10 1/2, gent’s wedding ring $650.00 CAD. e14098

Two-tone gold wedding rings have always been popular with men. They are very versatile enough that as trends change they are always in style. They blend well with stainless steel, two-tone, or gold watches and bracelets. This quality estate wedding ring is in very lightly worn condition. It shows some small impact marks and scratches but is bright a shiny, ready for a lifetime of use. Manufactured from upgraded 14 karat gold it weighs a significant 8.35 grams in a finger size 10 1/2. This comfort fit estate ring is likely less expensive than a new, minimum standard 10 karat wedding ring of the same weight. While this ring can be adjusted in size, but it would be better to purchase and wear it in its current size. Estate priced at $650.00 CAD. Stock #e14098.


January 18, 2024

14kt. 0.05ct. diamond signet ring, 16mm x 12mm, sz. 11 1/2, 8.6 grams. $900.00 CAD. e14496

Perhaps this is some belated Chris-Evans-“Knives Out”-cable-knit-sweater buzz? Except this cozy weave is made from solid gold instead of holy-on-purpose off-white wool. The 13.4mm wide signet ring is very striking for this unique pattern, having framed it with raised high polished edges, chevron shoulder transitions, and a 16 x 12mm oval platform tipped with one off-set diamond. The little bit of brilliance weighs approximately 0.05 carat of SI-H quality and contrasts brightly with the warm 14 karat yellow gold. The 8.6 gram ring currently measures a finger size 11 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14496.


January 16, 2024

Santos de Cartier 18kt. white gold 8″ bracelet 20.9gr. 18kt. white gold. $3,400.00 CAD. 441-00195

Cartier’s version of the super popular paperclip link is the Santos-Dumont link. Stylistically the same but, you know, it’s Cartier so it’s made from solid 1.8mm wide, 18 karat white gold knife edge wire stock, with a width of 5.9mm. The brand also shows itself in the solidly riveted oversized lobster clasp (conveniently large enough to proudly display its logo). The hefty 20.9-gram bracelet measures 8 inches long (20cm). Cartier currently show a lighter 1.4mm version in white gold on their website priced at $5,050.00. Our estate price is $3,384.00 CAD. Stock #441-00195.

 


January 15, 2024

SAURO Rotante Octangonal diamond ring, sz. 9, 9.6gr. 0.16ct. tw. VS-G $1,600.00 CAD. e13705 116-00013

Within this industry, it is rather unusual to come across a retailer that sells nothing but men’s jewellery. Men have been consistently pigeonholed into a small number of universally “acceptable” jewellery items. With only niche groups extending outside of those normal parameters. Over the last 5 years, standards have drastically changed for men. Inspired by the expanding fashion choices, grooming options (how many different ways can one wear a beard?), and a general increase in awareness about image; men have found themselves inside a fashion industry that is paying attention to what they want for once. As we find ourselves within the Downtown’s Barber Borough I think we can attest to the booming industry that’s revolving around this newly important male image. So it is no surprise that there should be a burgeoning industry of retail jewellery stores for men. Sauro is just such a store. The high end Italian based retailer has several retail agents in the Toronto area and throughout the world. They offer a range of bold and luxurious designs to suit any man’s tastes. This ring from their Rotante Octagonal collection is a fantastic introduction to the brand. Solidly constructed from top quality 18 karat white gold the ring is actually constructed of four rings. Three have been built into an open frame allowing the fourth to spin independently, a subtle and grown up solution to those awful fidget spinners. That spinning ring features the brand’s name deeply engraved between flush set diamonds totalling 0.16 carats of VS-GH quality. A similar version without diamonds is featured on Sauro’s website at $2,130.00 USD. This ring weighs in at a hefty 9.6 grams despite its relatively narrow 4.7mm width. It measures a finger size 9 and is estate priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e13705 116-00013.

 


January 14, 2024

10kt. gold, 9.5mm wide, gent’s Figaro link bracelet, 9 1/4″, 21/1gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e13670

Solid construction and hardly worn. One of the most popular styles for necklaces and bracelets is the Figaro link design. This bracelet takes the design a step further with a crisp beveled edge. The beveled edge gives it some twinkle and added visual interest. The freshly polished bracelet will fit the slightly larger wrist as it measures 9 1/4 inches long. Made in Italy to the high-quality standards that have made the Italian’s the premier chain makers. The bracelet is secured by a large heavy-duty lobster clasp with a soldered closed jump-ring. 21.1 grams and 8.5mm wide, weighing 21.1 grams and estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13670.

 


January 7, 2024

18 karat, 24 inch, solid rope link necklace, 2.7mm, 21.8 grams, $2,730.00 CAD. 431-00728

We feature them a lot but solid rope chains are rare compared to their hollow counterparts, so we feature them every time we can! Measuring a narrow 2.7mm by 24 inches long the chain is ready for any wearer. The 21.8 grams of solid 18 karat yellow gold that makes up this chain is bolstered by its mega lobster clasp that is equally function and a feature to display. The clasp measures 19.5mm long by 9.1mm and accompanied by extra-large jump ring ends. The necklace is in like new condition showing zero wear on any of the connecting rings. Estate price $2,730.00 CAD. Stock #431-00728.


January 3, 2024

Platinum & 18kt. gold wedding ring 6mm, sz. 10, 12.6gr. (never worn) $2,100.00 CAD. 401-00199

18 karat yellow gold and platinum, for when only the best will do! The 6.0mm wide by 2.0mm thick band is about as well-made as they come and is in like-new unworn condition. The warm high polished yellow features both curved exterior edges and a comfort fit interior. The brushed finish platinum adds heft to the ring, making the 12.6 grams ring feel much heavier than it looks. The band currently measures a stock finger size of 10 with room to adjust. The estate price for this brand-new band is $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #401-00199.

 


January 2, 2024

Gents 0.75ct. tw. diamond ring I1-I3-I, 12gr. 10kt., size 10. $1,250.00 CAD. 116-00056

Are you a diamond ring guy and don’t know it yet? Here is a great ring to test the sparkly waters with. It’s got some bling courtesy of the 24 round brilliant cut diamonds that weigh an estimated 0.75 carats. The diamonds are of various qualities from I1-I to I3-I (four of the diamonds have significant chips or are broken). The ring itself measures 17.5mm x 12.5mm in a finger size 10. The ring was cast from over 12 grams of 10 karat yellow and white gold. The wear and tear on the ring and diamonds are well earned badges of honor from the previous owner who wore it non stop for many decades doing any task called upon. A flat finish on the shoulders is easy to maintain and doesn’t show scratches as easily as a polished one. For just $1,250.00 CAD this ring offers a lot of bang for the buck given its components. We can adjust the size up or down a size or two if required. Stock #116-00056.


14-18kt. handmade 0.50ct. SI1-I gents diamond ring 23.7gr. $3,000.00 CAD. e14189 116-00047

One of the only rose gold gents rings we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing, and an antique at that! The shank bottom features its original European hallmarks that have unfortunately been smoothed down from wear, to be unrecognizable. What we can make out is a head in profile wearing some kind of helmet with a peaked edge. The soft colour of the gold, the hand engraving, and the overall design/construction lead us to believe this ring was made somewhere in the Eastern Europe region. The ring top has been heavily hand-engraved across most of its surface. The very top of the ring features a heavy 18 karat white gold plate centered by a single 0.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond. The diamond is a bright SI1-I quality, showing no eye-visible inclusions and throwing a ton of light. Even though the handmade ring is hollow under the setting, it still weighs in at a substantial 23.7 grams; most men’s rings seldom exceed more than about 10 grams. It currently measures a finger size 11 1/2 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14189 116-0047.


January 1, 2024

Gents 14kt. white gold sapphire & diamond wedding ring 9.5gr. $980.00 CAD. e14056

Yet another band that proves gent’s rings can have personality! On the man-bling scale, this is probably just a Drake (keeping in mind the scale’s mid-point is Rick Ross and its top is Liberace), but it’s got a lot to say for itself! The 6.8mm wide band features a double milled edge, a heavily grooved center, and an alternating pattern of diamonds and natural sapphires. The pair of round brilliant cut diamonds are a nice SI-H and equal 0.08 carats together. The ring of course is built for regular wear, weighing in at 9.5 grams in upgraded 14 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 9 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14056.


December 24, 2023

0.50ct. SI1-H diamond lion’s head ring, 18.6gr. 10kt., sz. 11 1/2. $2,450.00 CAD. 116-00078

Here’s a fearsome looking gents ring. This proud lion ring was recently modified by us to showcase a very nice half carat SI1-H round brilliant cut diamond set between the jaws of the apex predator. The ring itself is very well made in 10 karat yellow gold weighing 18.6 grams. The large size 11 gents ring can be adjust up or down a couple of sizes by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Two good quality 0.03 carat bead set diamonds are in his eyes add a deceptive twinkle to the lethal gaze. This is a large ring that measures 1 inch at the widest point. There are no manufactures trademarks stamped inside the shank. We think there is a good chance this is a one of a king hand made ring. This estate diamond lion ring is priced at $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #116-00078.


December 17, 2023

23-inch hollow Foxtail chain 26.6gr. 5.4mm. $2,450.00 CAD. 431-00680

Our estate gold chains continue to be a popular gift and self-purchase item for both men and women. We have many more in stock than what you see showcased on our website. Always in new or like new condition and always priced with full transparency. Transparency to us means we let you know every aspect necessary to determine the excellent value we offer with each and every one. It is very difficult to find out the weight from most online retailers. They are great at taking pretty pictures with enticing descriptions but they almost always leave out the very important detail in the weight. Quality and weight are pretty much all you need to know when it comes to determining who offers the best value. Origin and manufacturer also play role in value but karat and weight are the most important characteristics. I did a little online surfing before writing this post. After contacting a popular online jewellery vendor I found out they sell a very similar 14 karat square Franco chain for $193.50 per gram. We only found out what it weighed after directly contacting them, they too omitted the simple detail of the weight from their description. Our 5.4mm x 4.1mm Franco 23 inch necklace is just $92.45 per gram. It appears to be in new condition. There is no evidence of any use, it retains the bright factory applied polish on the bright cut flat surfaces. While it is of hollow construction it is still quite substantial at 26.6 grams. The 23-inch length is suitable for a man or women. It is an excellent choice to be worn with or without a pendant. This is a popular style and we don’t expect it to last too long at the estate price of $2,450.00 CAD. Stock 431-00680.


December 15, 2023

14 karat custom made cross 7.6 grams $560. CAD. e10040

e10041-14-karat-custom-cross-pendantMany people only consider custom making a piece of jewellery when shopping for a unique engagement ring or wedding band, but custom work can be any number of pieces. Some of the most rewarding pieces we make start with a customer’s simple sketch on a scrap of paper. As our customers are not professionally trained jewellery illustrators the sketch rarely reflects the image they see in their heads. Our goldsmiths and designers work with them to flush out their design and the results are just as thrilling for us as they are for our customer. This 60.0mm long by 38.6mm wide Celtic inspired cross was a spare in a series we made and was subsequently traded back making it a brand new, never worn addition to our estate department. A welcome addition as the 7.6 gram 14 karat yellow gold cross is very well made (if we do say so ourselves), equipped with a substantial bale strong enough to last a lifetime of constant wear. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e10040.


December 14, 2023

Gent’s 14kt. white gold bracelet 9.1mm wide, 8 1/2″, 32gr $2,880.00 CAD. e13222 441-00056

An ever so slightly more decorative version of the traditional marine link, mixing things up with two bars per link instead of one. Yes, it’s a bold move but fashion is for the brave. If you’re feeling up to the challenge this 9.1mm wide by 8 1/2 inch long bracelet is quite the statement. Partially due to its white gold nature, a rarely encountered gold colour in heavy gents pieces. Too bad as the contemporary tone stands out more during wear. This piece is solidly constructed from 32.1 grams of 14-karat white gold that retains most of its original chromy rhodium finish. The clasp is a sleek hinged lobster clasp that locks into a sturdy stylized end cap. The estate price for this like new piece is $2,880.00, CAD. Stock #e13222 441-00056.


December 13, 2023

8.0cm x 4.8cm diamond cross 2.00ct. tw. 33.6gr. 10kt. white gold $2,380.00 CAD. e13341

Something for everyone has always been our goal and our estate offerings allow us the flexibility to realize that goal. Where else would we come across a diamond cross of this magnitude? At 8.0cm by 4.8cm it is one of the largest we’ve had and weighs in at an appropriately hefty 33.6 grams. The cross is hand set with 128 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds all of I2-J quality. They come together to equal an estimated total diamond weight of 2.00 carat. They extend onto the flexible bail ready to fit over almost any chain as its opening measures 17.0mm by 8.7mm. The statement making pendant has been cast from 10 karat white gold and is estate priced at $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13341.


10kt. curb link bracelet with “G” lock, 10.5mm wide, 8″ long, 24.8gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e13954

The double-sided curb link bracelet is an item we are always happy to stock as its two-sided, two-for-the-price-of-one nature makes for a great value buy. This example exhibits the standard high polished side, but its reverse is a unique combination of bright cut channels, heavily stippled areas, and rows of diamond brushing. The eight-inch long bracelet was made for a slightly narrower gents wrist and is equipped with an expensive matte finish G lock clasp. At 24.8 grams, this bright, perfect condition, 10.5mm wide, 10 karat yellow gold bracelet is sure to stand out. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13954.


UnoAerre Figaro 18 karat chain 7.5mm wide 22 inches long 56.3gr. $5,600.00 CAD. 431-00502

Renowned Italian chain maker UnoAerre needs no introduction (especially not on our estate blog!) but if you’re unfamiliar, this Figaro chain is all you need to know. The solid 7.5mm wide by 22-inch long chain is as well-made as you could ask for, ending in sturdy end caps and an oversized lobster clasp. The chain is of course made from 56.3 grams of top-quality 18 karat yellow gold. Estate price for this like-new chain $5,600.00 CAD. Stock #431-00502.


December 7, 2023

Gents 14kt. Tag Heuer style diamond ring 0.50ct. I2-OP, 12.6gr., sz. 10. $1,750.00 CAD. 116-00074

We’ve seen rings inspired by Rolex watches multiple times before, but we’ve never a ring with obvious design motivation from the Tag Heuer Link and Sports Elegance (S’el) series of watches that were so popular in the 1990s. The fully jointed two tone bracelet link sections have been reproduced in miniature scale on the shoulders of the ring. Even the bottom section of the shank looks similar to the fold over watch buckle.This solid gold “buckle” section is handy for us if we need to adjust the size 10 ring. The top of the ring looks just like the two-tone watch case. Secured in a coin edge bezel that resembling the rotating bezel of the watch is set a round brilliant cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.50 carats. The diamond isn’t of the finest quality but it does an admirable job of sparkling as the ring is moved. Our experienced Gemologist has assigned an I1-OP quality with a good cut to the diamond. This ring is a complicated design consisting of 26 individual 14 karat gold pieces painstakingly assembled in Italy by a highly skilled craftsman. This sturdy ring weighs a significant 12.6 grams. Estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #116-00074


December 6, 2023

18kt. Crown Ring wedding band, white gold, 8mm, size 8 3/4, 12gr. $1,295.00 CAD. e13780

We’ve been proud partners of Canadian company CrownRing for many years. The Montreal based jewellery manufacturer has always gone well out of their way to meet our needs and the needs of our customers. In the last couple of years, they’ve stepped up their presence in the industry, launching sculptor-turned-goldsmith Noam Carver, who’s quickly gained attention for his award winning designs. They stand behind their product and, thanks to their quality manufacturing, lifetime warranty and we do too. This is a perfect example of the calibre of their work. Measuring 8mm wide and 1.75mm thick the band finds room for a softly comfort fit interior; something many new grooms appreciate as they try to get used to wearing a ring. The 12 gram ring is cast from top quality 18 karat white gold and currently measures its original finger size 8 3/4, with plenty of room to adjust. Each CrownRing has a unique serial number engraved inside the band allowing them to track the production sizing history of each ring. This is a currently available item from CrownRing and carries a suggested retail price of $3,704.00 CAD. As it required a mild in-house refinishing and shows a couple of minor scuffs we’ve given the band an estate price of just $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e13780


November 23, 2023

14kt. 6.7gr., 6.7mm wide, engraved wedding ring, size 9. $540.00 CAD. e13919

The once dying art of hand engraving is starting to make a comeback with some ultra-high-end jewellery houses and frankly, it’s about time! The graceful work of a master hand engraver is awe-inspiring. This comparatively simple sampling of vintage hand engraving is a great example of what a difference a bit of pattern can make. Really the simple nature of the band brings out each stroke of the graver’s blade. The arabesques that wrap around the band’s circumference are in their original condition, showing no pattern breaks for previous sizings. The 6.7mm wide band happens to also weigh in at 6.7 grams of 14 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 9 with room to adjust. Estate price is $540.00 CAD. Stock #e13919.

 

 


November 19, 2023

14kt. 26″, 4.4mm, 18.4 gram, hollow rope necklace $1,400.00 CAD. e14032

Not all hollow jewellery is equal, and weight is the easiest way to separate the good from the bad. This hollow rope chain has enough substance in its 18.4 grams to create a surprising heft when you pick it up. At 4.4mm wide and an extra-long 26 inches, it’s sure to be a head-turning accent. The chain is equipped with a heavy lobster clasp and sturdy jump ring ends. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14032.


November 16, 2023

21 1/2″ hollow Cuban link necklace, 11.5mm wide, 38.0gr., $3,885.00 CAD. 431-00694

It’s got the look but not the price. This hollow Cuban link necklace measures a full 11.5mm wide, 3.7mm thick, 21 1/2 inches long, secured by an oversized lobster clasp, and is made from premium 18 karat yellow. The rich yellow colour isn’t going to be mistaken by industry standard 10 karat. Its hollow construction keeps the weight (and price) in check but it still weighs a significant 38 grams. The length of 21 1/5 inches is perfect for the average sized gentleman who could wear something like this under his shirt. With a button or two undone it would just be visible. For the averaged sized lady this length would drape nicely under a collar or against the skin. It is in very good condition showing small scuffs, scratches, and a few minor impact marks. We can tidy it up with a quick polish while you wait, but as always, we like to leave or estate jewellery in its original condition. This heavy look, light price Cuban link necklace is just $3,885.00 CAD. 18 karat gold chain for just over $100.00 per gram is outstanding value. Stock #431-00894.


November 14, 2023

Gents platinum wedding ring, size 9 1/2, 6mm, 13.1 grams, never worn. $1,400.00 CAD. 401-00124

A platinum ring like this can only really look new once, despite their durability they are a softer metal and scratch easily. The unique feature that makes them so long-lasting also inhibits their ability to be refinished. Gold and silver are easily polished but platinum requires much more attention to regain its luster. Platinum requires a series of increasingly fine grit polishing papers and compounds to prepare a perfectly smooth finish before a final polish. Refinishing platinum is far more time consuming, but the look and feel of this exotic, rare metal is worth the extra time and effort. Platinum wearers quickly learn to value the metal’s acquired patina, just as a medieval knight could only be truly proud of battle-worn armor. Give this brand new platinum wedding band a couple of years and it will proudly show what you and your partner have faced together. The custom-made band measures 6.1mm wide and comes with its original 2018 AGL appraisal. The 13.1 gram ring is truly unworn and currently measures a finger size 9 1/2 with room to adjust but the pattern will be disturbed. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #401-00124.


November 12, 2023

10kt. signet ring, 13mm x 8mm, 4.1gr., sz. 9 1/2. $350.00 CAD. 401-00138

Signet rings were a surprise bestseller last Christmas. We practically sold out of every estate example in the store. There is nothing more classic and traditional as a Signet ring. This one is a little more decorative with its grooved edging. The brushed finish engravable surface has been turned 90 degrees allowing two or three initials to be engraved. The ring measures a finger size 9 1/2 and could be made smaller and engraved by one of our onsite goldsmiths. While the ring has a hollow underside, it is still sturdy with a shank measuring 3.3mm wide at the thinnest spot. This 10 karat yellow gold ring weighs 4.17 grams and is estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00138.


November 11, 2023

10kt., white gold, 8.2mm, 25 inch, solid curb link chain, 40.3gr. $2,400.00 CAD. 431-00520

Heavy white gold chain isn’t something we see much of around here. Many people opt for inexpensive sterling silver chain when is comes to heavier weights. A brand new, high quality, heavy weight sterling silver chain can be had for around $4.00 per gram, while the same thing in 10 karat white gold is going to run you at least $60.00 per gram. White gold is actually not that white, it is usually rhodium plated to give it a whiter look. Our latest estate chain is this 25 inch white gold curb link chain. It has been lightly polished enough that the rhodium plating on the high sections has been removed leaving the natural 10 karat “off” white gold colour. There is still some of the original rhodium plating on the low sections near where the links are connected. The 8.1mm wide necklace remains in excellent condition showing no thin or worn sections. It weighs 40.3 grams and is secured by a large spring loaded lobster clasp. This high quality Italian made chain could be worn by a man or woman. It’s versatile length is suitable over a shirt or discreetly hidden underneath. It is estate priced at $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #431-00520


November 8, 2023

10kt., 28 inch, 9.2mm, Cuban link necklace, heavy hollow, 54.9 grams. $3,500.00 CAD. 431-00683

It’s hollow but that doesn’t mean it’s been cheaply made. This 9.2mm Cuban link still weighs in at a significant 54.9 grams. At 28 inches in total length there is enough length to cut a section out and make a matching bracelet. The links are heavy enough gauge to resist almost any impact. It is in original condition showing only scuffs and scratches but no dents. We can easily refinish and polish it to look like new but we’d end up leaving around 1 gram of gold on the buffing wheel. Anytime you polish away scratches and blemishes, a small amount of gold is inevitably removed from the item. We save all our polishing dust and every few years it gets recycled to recover the gold particles trapped within. The necklace is secured by a large lobster type clasp with a sturdy spring loaded release. We can polish it up to look like new the same day or leave it in original condition. This long 10 karat yellow gold Cuban link necklace is estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #431-00683.


October 31, 2023

Skull pendant & backbone, custom made 28.5″, 131gr., 10kt., $9,800.00 CAD. 436-00246

A custom pendant isn’t unheard of, but custom made chains are practically never seen. We’ve had a couple come through our estate department over the years, but nothing like this before. What is jaw-dropping (forgive us) about this pendant and chain is the scale of custom work! The extra-long 28.5 inch chain is made up of a link design we have never encountered before, individually linked 5.9mm wide spinal cord inspired cages. Heavily carved for a thick and durable wall gauge ensuring the chain can survive almost any kind of daily wear. The chain terminates in heavy custom made end caps and an oversized riveted lobster clasp that is somewhat redundant as the chain will easily slip over you head without needed to release the catch. The clasp allows you to wear the chain without the skull or substitute a different pendant you may have. The back bone inspiration could be overlooked as just an unusual design link pattern, but there is no chance of missing the subject matter of the pendant. The human skull depiction looks pretty accurate to me. An empty, expressionless, three dimensional depiction of what anyone can instantly recognize. It has been hand crafted with excellent detail and heavy construction. The large pendant measures 4.9cm tall (without the bail). It has an pierced repeating pattern on the backside that we really don’t know anything about. The pendant is suspended from a large hinged triangular bail that will accommodate a chain up to 13mm in width. On its own the pendant weighs a substantial 58.9 grams. Together the chain and pendant weigh a combined 131 grams. The necklace and pendant are accompanied by a November 2020 appraisal stating a retail value of $23,400.00 plus sales tax. In excellent condition showing little evidence of wear, this custom made, skeletal inspired piece of jewellery is estate priced at $9,800.00 CAD. Happy Halloween everyone. Stock #436-00246.


18 karat gold, orange sapphire & diamond ring 3.76ct. tw. 8.5gr. $3,360.00 CAD. 206-00152

Sapphire is the best choice if colour is what you are after. It’s the hardest gemstone second only to diamond and comes in almost every colour of the rainbow. That said few people know of sapphires other colours, unfortunate because they are some of the most vibrant tones in the natural gemstone palette. The 2.80 carat oval faceted sapphire at the heart of this gents ring is a deep, almost burnt orange tone. Its blazing tone is made more brilliant surrounded by the contrasting cuts of baguette and round brilliant diamonds. All 38 diamonds are of high VS-GH (average) quality and have been accented with bright rhodium. The ring itself is made from extra warm premium 18 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust. The ring is accompanied by a Greg Taylor Jewellery Appraisal (January 2018) stating a retail value of $6,350.00 along with Inter Gem Laboratory identification card (Nov. 2017). We feel $4,800.00 is a more realistic replacement value. The ring is in excellent condition. We have this one of a kind gent’s ring estate priced at $3,360.00 CAD. Stock number 206-00152.

 

 

 

 


October 24, 2023

10kt, 8 1/2″, curb link bracelet, 11mm wide, 31.5gr., $1,890.00 CAD. e14363

Two (or three or four) bracelets for the price of one! This reversible curb/Cuban link features plain high polished gold on one side and a half-polished half-stippled pattern on the other. The real fun with this piece is the ability to mix up that textured pattern by turning individual links around. You can turn just a couple to make an eye-catching accent or turn every other or every third to make a completely new pattern. The versatile bracelet measures a gents standard 8 1/2 inches long by 11.1mm wide. It’s been made from 31.5 grams of 10 karat yellow gold and is fastened with an integrated clasp. Estate price $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e14363.


October 21, 2023

14kt. curb link bracelet, 7 3/4″, 12.2mm, 47.7gr. $3,245.00 CAD. 441-00308

We always strive to bring our customers strong value when it comes to our new and estate inventory. We include every necessary piece of information to determine and compare our prices to anything else online or in store. Many vendors omit key details that make it impossible to determine the value of their offerings, it is rare to actually see a weight of a gold chain or bracelet online. Sometimes international events can affect currencies and pricing that further enhance the value of commodity based products such as jewellery. Our latest estate bracelet is a great example of a jewellery item that is heavily influenced by the cost of gold. Manufacturing plays a roll and the need to make a profit and stay in business contribute to the ultimate price, but it’s the basic cost of gold that is the driving factor determining the price for something like this bracelet. This solid curb link bracelet is rather weighty at 47.7 grams. It measures 7 3/4 inches long, if you have a large wrist this one may be a little tight. It is 12.2mm wide and 2.5mm thick. A clever fold over clasp incorporates into the link pattern with little disruption. At today’s gold price (Oct. 20, 2023) of $2,719.00 CAD, this bracelet contains a $2,432.00 in just gold content and around $20.00 of fine silver alloy. As  a very good condition estate item we have it priced at $3,245.00. It displays some surface scratches and scuffs that can easily be removed while you wait, but you’ll loose a few tenths of a gram in weight to the polishing wheel. When it comes to retaining value on any gold item, it is best to retain as much weight as possible. Stock #441-00308.


October 20, 2023

Gents 14kt. blue & white diamond ring 11.6gr. $2,100.00 CAD. 116-00046

e9267 gents bllue diamond ringThere is no better choice gem for a gents ring than a diamond. They are incredibly hard, extremely tough, and don’t require any special care or need to be worn with caution. Thanks to some advanced treatments you can even have their colour permanently altered. The natural 0.40 carat SI clarity diamond in this ring has been treated to show a dark slightly greenish blue colour. Enhanced coloured diamonds offer an inexpensive way to get a splash of contrasting colour in a ring without having to be careful wearing it. Diamonds are 200 times harder than the second hardest gem and even when they have been permanently coloured they still have the dispersion and brilliance that diamonds are prized for. This 11.6 gram 14 karat yellow and white gold ring also contains 2 smaller 0.065 carat. I1-G Gypsy set white diamonds in the shoulders. The low profile 8.8mm wide size 9 ring could be used as a wedding ring or right-hand ring. Very good condition showing just the slightest evidence of wear. Original white rhodium plating is still on the shoulders. Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers on staff goldsmiths can alter the size for free with purchase in a day or so. Estate priced at $2,100.00. Stock #116-00046.e9267.1 Blue diamond ring gnetrs

 


October 9, 2023

18kt. Figaro link necklace, 20.5 inches long, 6mm wide, 34.3 grams. $3,060.00 CAD. 431-00139

The price of gold has eased a little bit from its highs of over $2,700.00 per ounce Canadian to around $2,500.00. Is now the time to invest in some gold? I wish I could give you some good advice in that capacity but here is a way to get a great piece of jewellery and make a passive investment in gold too. Even with gold prices off their highs this item still contains close to $2,100.00 in simply the gold content. There is also a little silver alloy that adds additional value. This 6mm wide classic Figaro link chain measures over 21 1/2 inches. It is of solid construction and is in excellent condition, showing no wear in any of the joints. It is secured by a sturdy spring loaded lobster clasp. It could be worn by a man or a woman and worn with or without a pendant. Estate priced at $3,060.00 CAD. Stock #431-00139.


September 26, 2023

Rolex President style diamond ring 0.25ct. I1-J, 11.8gr. 10kt. gold, sz. 8. $1,120.00 CAD. 116-00075

This is a well made ring with a good looking, decent sized natural diamond weighing a quarter of a carat. Its design was inspired by the flagship Rolex Day-Day “President” watch. For the current cost of a Rolex Day-Date 128238, you could buy 37 of these rings! Maybe you could start with the ring and work your way up to the watch when the timing is right. This ring is of solid construction  with only a small hole on the back to facilitate easy cleaning of the 0.25ct. I1-J round brilliant cut diamond. The two-tone 10 karat ring is quite hefty weighing in at 11.8 grams in a size 8. The smaller finger size and low profile design would make it an excellent choice for a pinky finger. This ring was made by Canadian Jeweller Ben Moss, who went out of business a few years ago. If you need the size adjusted a little larger, one of our onsite goldsmiths can perform this task in only a few days. Like new condition and estate priced at $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #116-00075.


September 25, 2023

1945 two 1/2 Pesos coin ring 12.8gr. 14kt. 0.20ct. tw I1-IJ, sz. 7. $1,498.00 CAD. 116-00050

A gold Mexican two and a half Peso coin from the year World War II ended; incidentally, Mexico was very vocal in encouraging their southern neighbors to support the Allies after they joined the fighting in 1942. The coin has been framed with white gold and diamonds, setting off the rich warmth of its 90% gold content. The 17.68mm x 17.71mm ring top features 0.20 carats total weight of I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. The rest of the ring is understated 14 karat yellow gold in a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price is $1,498.00 CAD. Stock #116-00050.


September 21, 2023

5.00ct. tw. VS-GH invisible set diamond ring, 26.5gr. 18kt. sz. 9 1/2, $8,000.00 CAD. 116-00079

Did you know that there was a time when diamonds were almost never worn by women? They were considered to be the most masculine of all gems due to their superior hardness. The word diamond can trace its roots back to the Ancient Greek word Adamas that translates to indestructible. While diamonds are not really indestructible, they are exponentially harder than the second hardest gem and they offer excellent durability. Until people learned how to cut and polish diamonds they were considered a nuisance as they ruined every tool used trying to polish them. Our latest one of a kind gent’s diamond ring is quite masculine and was made without cutting any corners. It was custom made using a lot of premium quality 18 karat gold. This ring weighs close to 1 ounce at 26.5 grams. It contains over 3.5 square centimeters of sparkle in the form of 77 modified square brilliant cut diamonds of a conversative VS-GH quality. These diamonds were specially cut with a groove along their edges to allow a lattice of gold to invisibly secure them in place without the need any form of claw or prong. This complicated technique to secure diamonds results in uninterrupted diamond coverage with maximum brilliance and dispersion. This one of a kind custom made ring is a size 9 1/2 and can adjust up or down about a size. It is an impressive ring by any gauge, it has a width of 16.5mm tapering to 9.6mm. Each diamond has a corresponding pilot hole visible through the back. These small holes make it super easy to clean and help to keep this ring looking great. It is in excellent condition showing only minimal evidence of use. Estate priced at $8,000.00 CAD. Stock #116-00079.


September 20, 2023

0.13ct. I1-K gents diamond ring 6.6gr. 10kt. sz. 11. Canadian made $600.00 CAD. 116-00062

Despite the vintage motif of this ring, it is in completely unworn condition, looking just as it would have in its original showcase. The 6 integrated prongs extend to the raised white gold ring top, burying the diamond under protective white gold. The precise machine finish on the shoulders is untouched, contrasting the brilliance of the diamond. Polished and brushed rhodium/white gold, and the luxurious warmth of the 10 karat yellow gold, much more yellow than you’d expect from a 10 karat alloy give the ring a much more expensive look. The diamond itself weighs 0.13 carat of I1-K quality. The 6.6 gram ring is Canadian-made and currently measures a finger size 11 with room to adjust. Our estate price for the unworn gent’s ring is $600.00 CAD. Stock #118-00062.


September 18, 2023

18kt., 24″, foxtail chain, 1.7mm wide, 9.2gr., Italy. $1,050.00 CAD 431-00331

Anyone else spend part of their lockdown watching the Our Planet series? Remember that scene with the arctic fox jumping straight up into the air and swan diving into the snow after burrowing voles? This foxtail chain is more closely related to the red fox than the arctic with its warm yellow/orange hues. The intricately woven link measures 1.7mm wide by 24 inches long and certainly mimics the sheen of a foxes glossy coat. The 9.2 gram chain is premium 18 karat yellow gold and of course, Italian made. The estate price is $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #431-00331.


September 14, 2023

18kt. 36 inch necklace, 11.5mm wide, 73.5gr., hollow links, Italian made, $7,140.00 CAD. 431-00422

At 36 inches long by 11.5mm wide this chain may bring on a mild urge to wander dark halls warning Scrooges to change their ways (it certainly has the musical clinking for the job!), but wearing this Italian-made masterpiece certainly won’t feel like a curse! Its hollow nature brings it to a 73.5 gram weight that is very comfortable. The statement chain consists of high polished oval links partnered with interlocking Florentine textured double links and ends in a fixed spring ring catch. Wear it doubled up or as a single long necklace. This rich hue 18 karat yellow gold chain is in near-new condition showing only a couple of minor dings on a couple of polished links. Estate price $7,140.00 CAD. Stock #431-00422.


September 13, 2023

18kt. curb link bracelet, 8 1/4″, 10.6gr., hollow, made in Italy. $1,020.00 CAD. 441-00200

Hollow but hefty. Just because this bracelet wasn’t constructed using completely solid links, doesn’t mean it isn’t a good quality piece. The fit and finish are excellent as is the Italian tradition when it comes to chain manufacturing. It features large end tabs and a big sturdy lobster clasp. The heavy gauge hollow tubing results in a finished weight of 10.6 grams, with a length of 8 1/4 inches, and a width of 6.2mm. The premium 18 karat yellow gold will resist oxidation and solder joint corrosion far better than a lower quality alloy. It is in like new condition, showing no dents or dings of any kind. Our estate price is $1,020.00 CAD. Stock #441-00200.


September 8, 2023

10kt, 24″, 5.5mm, hollow rope chain, 26gr. $1,440.00 CAD. 431-00326

All hollow chains are not created equal, be sure when you’re shopping around for one that you’re taking gram weight, link diameter, and overall length into account. Some of the hollow chains you’ll encounter are so delicate they can’t even survive a month of regular wear before denting or stretching. This hollow chain is not one of those. For comparison shopping purposes it measures 5.5mm wide by 24 inches long and weighs in at an impressive 26 grams. This showy 10 karat rope chain doesn’t need to be worn with any great degree of caution and can be worn 24/7. Keep it clean and it will last a lifetime! Estate priced at $1,440.00 CAD. Stock #431-00326.


August 21, 2023

30 inch Kings link necklace. 5.5mm wide, 30 inches long, 62.6 grams. $3,640.00 CAD. 431-00282

Woven links are a fantastic way to get volume while maintaining durability. By weaving together smaller solid links the chain ends up having substantial body without the extreme cost of a single solid link or the inherent weakness of hollow links. This 5.0mm wide King’s link chain is made up of high polished round links alternating with 4 interlocking twisted links. Measuring 30 inches long you can easily imagine the piece as a modern livery collar if it were partnered with the right medallion. The chain certainly feels regal, weighing in at 62.6 grams in 10 karat yellow gold. It’s fastened with an oversized spring-ring catch and estate priced for $3,640.00 CAD. Stock #431-00283.


August 20, 2023

10kt. curb link bracelet, 7 3/4 inch, 16.7 grams. $1,050.00 CAD. 441-00202

Solidly constructed jewellery is surprisingly heavy, even when it’s made from somewhat diluted 10 karat gold. This bracelet looks light and airy until you pick it. At nicely over half an ounce you will immediately feel the quality. By volume, pure gold is more than 19 times heavier than water. Even when it has alloyed with silver (close to 46% lighter than gold) it is still deceptively heavy when solid. This 10 karat gold bracelet contains 41.7% pure gold, with mostly silver added to keep the price and colour more in line with North American tastes. It measures 7mm wide and just under 7 3/4 inches in length. It will nicely fit the slender gentleman and most ladies. We can easily remove a few links if required. It is secured by a sturdy lobster clasp. All 27 open curb links have been constructed from 1.7mm round wire and are all in like new condition, showing no wear and tear of any kind. The estate price for the like-new bracelet is $1,050.00. CAD. 441-00202.


August 12, 2023

10kt. gent’s Masonic ring, synthetic ruby, 6.6gr., size 10. $420.00 CAD. 401-00112

Unlike the European Masons who are known to conceal masonic symbols within their jewellery, North American Masons wear the symbol openly. We can see that in this 10 karat gent’s ring set with a synthetic ruby with the masonic symbol inlaid in gold. The ring top measures an impressive 14.5mm, with the ring weighing 6.6 grams, a statement of its high-quality manufacturing. This size 10 gent’s ring has a little bit of room for adjustments.  The ring is estate priced at $420.00. Stock #401-00112.


August 10, 2023

37.3gr. 14kt. gold & black onyx retro bracelet 8 1/2″, $2,400.00 CAD. e14511

Stone inlay is a finicky craft, each slice of onyx would have been hand cut to perfectly fit into the 15 individual cells in this bracelet. To undertake that level of work for just an accent is astounding! Especially considering this 37.3 gram statement bracelet didn’t need the help. The retro brickwork link spans 11.3mm wide by 8 1/2 inches long. It’s been equipped with an integrated box catch and an oversized safety lock for peace of mind during wear. Estate price $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14511.


August 8, 2023

14kt. 22.5 inch, 13.5mm wide, Cuban link necklace, 303 grams. $23,900.00 CAD. 431-00525

Weighing in at 303.41 grams this is our new heavyweight champ when it comes to Cuban links necklaces showcased in our estate department. Exactly just how heavy is 303.41 grams? Well, it’s a bit over 2/3 of a pound, more than a 6-pack of regulation golf balls, more than 3 decks of standard poker cards, around 50 pencils, and about 10 slices of bread. Hopefully, these comparisons give a reasonable idea of how hefty this necklace is. It measures 22 1/2 inches long, 13.5mm wide, and 5.2mm thick. It has been crafted from solid 14-karat yellow gold with an integrated plunger clasp and double safety clasps for an extra level of security. It is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. We didn’t even need to polish it in preparation for sale, just a quick ultrasonic cleaning was all it required. Another way to get an idea of just how significant this necklace is would be to calculate just the value of the precious metal it contains. 14-karat gold is around  58% pure resulting in just shy of 5.7 ounces of pure gold used to make it. The value of just the gold used to make this necklace is $14,700.00 CAD as of today (August 8, 2023). The majority of alloy used in 14-karat yellow gold is silver, accounting for about 4 ounces valued at $118.00 CAD. Obviously, it costs more than just raw gold and silver to create something as fantastic as this necklace. If you wanted to replace something this nice with new, I’d expect you to have to come up with around $30,000.00. Our like new example is estate priced at $23,900.00 CAD. Stock #431-00525.

 


July 29, 2023

Gents Canadian made belcher diamond cluster 0.20ct. tw. I1-J 7.6gr. 10-14kt. $700.00 CAD. 116-00059

When you picture a classic men’s diamond ring this is probably what comes to mind; a 14 karat white gold diamond cluster perched on a scalloped yellow gold belcher frame. Despite its vintage aesthetic, the ring is in like-new condition with its prong tops showing no signs of wear. The 13.2mm wide ring features 0.20 carats total weight of I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds. The body of the ring is 10 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 11 with room to adjust. The shank bottom measures over 5mm in width for extra strength. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #116-00059.


July 28, 2023

0.25ct. tw. SI-IJ “Rolex President” diamond cluster, sz. 10.5, 12gr. 14kt. $1,750.00 CAD. 116-00066

Do you know what would go really well with that watch on your wrist? A watch-themed ring! The Rolex-President-inspired ring features a two-tone shoulder styled after the iconic rounded three-piece link of the President bracelet. The 12mm wide ring top features a fixed fluted yellow gold bezel wrapped around a white gold head. The head features 7 round brilliant cut diamonds set into its decorative starburst, all 0.25 carats are of a pleasant SI-IJ quality. As proof of quality manufacturing the ring weighs in at a hefty 12 grams of 14 karat gold and currently measures a finger size 10 1/2 with some room to adjust. The estate price is $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #116-00066.


July 27, 2023

14kt. gold 1.35ct. moissanite ring 20.1gr. $1,950.00 CAD. e9949

e9949-7-5mm-moissanite-gents-ring-14-karatSynthetic moissanite has occasionally been used as a diamond substitute for a  couple of years now. We come across this unusual mineral once in a while but this is the first time we’ve seen it in a gents ring. For those of you who aren’t up on the trend, moissanite is a man made gem that was introduced in 1998. It’s actually a decent alternative to a diamond being the next hardest gemstone on the MOHS hardness scale, with similar optical properties. It actually displays slightly more dispersion than a diamond and tends to be a warmer colour; sitting somewhere around a K on the GIA diamond colour grading scale. This slight mild tint actually makes it a more convincing diamond substitute when compared to completely colourless cubic zirconia. Measuring 7.5mm in diameter the stone has been calculated to weigh approximately 1.35 carat. It’s an impressive looking centrepiece, bezel set into a unique 20.1 gram, 14 karat white and yellow gold men’s ring. The extremely well made ring is one of the more modern looking and striking gents ring we’ve had come through our estate department. The ring is brightly polished and measures a finger size 11 1/2 with some room to go up or down. Estate priced at $1,950.00 CAD. Stock #e9949.e9949-moissanite-gents-ring-14-karat-7-5mm-diameter


14kt. Canadian made gents wedding ring, 6.7mm, size 10, 10 grams, $700.00 CAD. e14391

Maybe you’re getting married soon or maybe you’ve been married for 40 years and you’d like a newer style ring. This Canadian-made gent’s wedding band will work in either case and do so for a price that can’t be beat. High quality and made in Canada, the ring has been crafted with just over 10 grams of 14 karat white gold. It measures 6.7mm wide and is a robust 1.9mm thick with a flat profile. White gold is much harder than yellow gold making this ring perfect for anyone who leads an active lifestyle and isn’t that gentle with their hands. The size 10 should fit the average man’s ring finger. A similar quality new wedding ring could sell for $1,400.00, this excellent condition ring is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. e14391.


14kt./22kt. 1909 Sovereign coin ring, 23.6 grams, size 13. $2,100.00 CAD. #401-00154

At 23.6 grams this ring is going to weigh your hand down! The 23.7mm wide ring top contains a bezel set 1909 karat gold Sovereign coin with an image of St. George slaying the Dragon. The coin has been bezel set in a ring of highly polished 14 karat yellow gold. The open back of the ring reveals the image of King Edward VII. The Edwardian era took its name from this King of England. The monster statement ring currently measures a finger size of 12 1/2 but fits more like a 13 due to the open back. We can adjust this ring even larger or a bit smaller if you wish. $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #401-00154.


July 22, 2023

3.00ct. tw. SI1-KL gents pave diamond ring 18.6gr. 14kt. size 10. $3,850.00 CAD. 116-00063

Here’s a real knuckle-duster for you; a digit-dominating 20.7mm long ring encrusted with 180 hand-set round brilliant cut diamonds that completely cover the top half of the ring. All have been perfectly matched for cut and SI1-KL quality. The warm colour is imperceptible to the untrained eye thanks to the whitening effect of the warm 14-karat yellow gold that surrounds and secures the diamonds. The 18.6-gram ring is hollow across the top but features a sheet-style backplate instead of an open grill. This allows for easier cleaning but also prevents skin irritation that can sometimes happen with an open grill. The statement ring currently measures a finger size 10 with some room to adjust. The estate price is $3,850.00 CAD. Stock #116-00063.


July 20, 2023

Gents 10kt wedding ring 6.4gr. (made in Canada) $350.00 CAD. e10755

Getting married soon or maybe you just want a new look compared to that traditional yellow gold wedding band you’ve been wearing for so many years. This Canadian made wedding ring is very attractive with a rope pattern centre section and milgrained/polished edges. At a time when so many Canadian jewellery manufacturers are leaving the country in favor of lower cost wage centres, it’s nice to know this ring was made here. Canada still has several high end wedding ring suppliers producing their products in Canada. Their quality and prices are as good as any made anywhere. Crown and Malo are two Canadian wedding ring suppliers that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is proud to represent in the Barrie area. Our rope style 7mm, size 9 example is in perfect condition and was made by Malo in Montreal. The ring looks like new and weighs 6.4 grams. Estate priced at only $350.00 CAD. Stock #e10755.


July 18, 2023

2.75ct. tw. SI1-I gents diamond ring 19.6gr. 14kt. sz. 11. $4,550.00 CAD. 116-00064

Measuring 15.5mm wide by 25.7mm long this gents ring can properly be classified as massive! The 19.6-gram ring is made from high-quality 14-karat yellow and white gold and has a small opening in its under gallery to assist with cleaning. The mix of square and round brilliant cut diamonds have all been protectively channel set and equal a conservatively estimated total weight of 2.75 carats. The diamonds are nicely matched and are on average SI1-I quality. The well-made ring currently measures a finger size 11 with some room to adjust, for the estate price of $4550.00 CAD. Stock #116-00064.


May 20, 2023

10kt. Figaro/rhodium necklace 24″, 18.6 grams, 4.5mm wide $1,200.00 CAD. 431-00540

This chain is about as brand-new as they come, featuring its original unscratched high-polished yellow gold. Running down the middle of the chain is a bright-cut patterned strip that has been brightly rhodium plated to increase its shine. The Italian made Figaro link chain measures 4.5mm wide by 24 inches long and is finished with sturdy end caps and a large lobster clasp. The chain is solidly constructed from 18.6 grams of sturdy 10-karat gold. Our estate price is $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #431-00540.

SOLD


May 17, 2023

0.20ct. tw. I1-I gents diamond ring, 6.5gr. 10kt. $700.00 CAD. e14107 116-00023

Bright-cutting is an engraving technique meant to mimic the brilliance of diamonds. A crisp and sharply engraved collar around the centre nine diamonds make them look twice the size they actually are. Done in brightly rhodium finished 10 karat white gold the effect is very convincing! The 0.20 carats total weight of I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds end up occupying the 12.5mm wide ring top nicely thanks to their bright cut collars. The ring is in like-new condition and currently measures a finger size 12 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14107 116-00023.

SOLD


May 16, 2023

18kt. hollow Cuban link necklace, 94.9gr., 17mm, 25 inches long, $7,251.00 CAD. 431-00695

According to my calculations, creating this Cuban link necklace from solid links would result in something weighing close to 1 kilogram and likely have to sell for something around $90,000.00. No wonder this hollow example is less than one tenth the cost. The hollow version still weighs close to 100 grams (actual weight 94.9 grams). It measures a over 17mm in width, 5.5mm thick, and more than 25 inches in length with the clasp closed. Whenever a piece of gold jewellery is polished to remove scratches and signs of wear, a small amount of metal is lost to the polishing wheel. With this in mind we’ve elected to leave this necklace in its original condition, complete with minor scratches on the links and some dents too. If you aggressively polished something like this you’d eventually hit air and burn right through an edge. Also, with gold currently priced at $2,558.00 per ounce Canadian, retaining every single gram is very important. The gold value alone in this necklace is worth over $5,800.00. This statement necklace is secured by a plunger style locking clasp with two side safety clasps for added security. Many of the chains 49 links display small dents but they go unnoticed under casual observation. This isn’t the heaviest or most expensive Cuban link chain we’ve ever had, but I’m pretty sure it is the widest we’ve had. This necklace is estate priced at $7,251.00 CAD. Stock #431-00659.

SOLD


May 15, 2023

1.00ct. tw. VS-H 14kt. belcher gents diamond cluster 12.5gr. 14kt. $2,940.00 CAD. 116-00060

Certainly, an inventor has the right to name their invention after themselves but when the American goldsmith Thomas Belcher invented a new kind of diamond setting in the mid-1800s, could he not have thought of a more graceful name than the Belcher setting? Because it really is a thoughtful setting style, sinking the diamond or gemstone protectively into the ring top and digging out decorative high polished Us between the prong sets. This cluster example takes its inspiration from that setting but mostly drops the decorative Us in favor of packing the 7 diamonds tightly together. The 12.3mm wide ring carries its approximate 1.00 carat total weight of round brilliant cut diamonds proudly, locking them in place with subtle white gold prongs. Being a high VS-H quality they are certainly worthy of their seat of honor! For some added contrast the 14 karat yellow gold that makes up the body of the ring has been polished and satin-finished with a final touch of a blackening running down each shoulder. The substantial 12.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 10 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price is $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #116-00060.

SOLD


April 21, 2023

18kt. FOPE FLEX’IT expandable diamond bracelet 0.15ct. tw. VS-GH 23gr. $4,130.00 CAD. 171-00060

The Flex’it bracelet is a fitting introduction to the innovative brand FOPE. They are the only brand who’ve managed to make an expanding flexible bracelet completely out of gold, utilizing no steel spring components. The bracelet behaves like your suddenly-cool-again favorite scrunchy, stretching over the hand and snapping sharply back to size on the wrist. The rich yellow gold of the 6.25mm wide bracelet is accented by a chromy rhodium-plated white gold bead, set down its center with a row of diamonds. The 0.15 carat total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds have been recessed into the bead to protect their settings from wear. They are certainly worth protecting at VS-GH quality. The 23 gram piece is currently listed on FOPE’s website for €4,300.00 Euro (approximately $5,700.00 CAD).  Our like-new estate bracelet is accompanied by its original warranty card and inner/outer box for the estate price of $4,130.00 CAD. Stock #171-00060.

SOLD

 


April 19, 2023

Gents solid link hand made bracelet 46.7 grams, 9 1/2″, 14kt. $3,430.00 CAD. 441-00201

Heavy weight, high quality, and great value are 3 ways to describe this unusual link bracelet. The modified Gucci style links measure just under 10m wide. We’ve never encountered this link design before. The 15 links display characteristics one would expect to see with artisan-crafted handmade jewellery. The links aren’t completely identical, and the fine details are not perfect, but that is what makes it interesting. The huge (10.0mm x 21.5mm) lobster clasp has a slightly different hue and is a production line component. It is equipped with a very stiff and sturdy spring. This 46.7 gram handmade bracelet measures 9 1/4 inches in length and can be shortened for any sized smaller wrist. Showing no wear in any link of the links or clasp. Estate priced at $3,430.00 CAD. Stock #441-00201.

SOLD


March 2, 2023

10kt. 5mm moon cut engraved ball necklace, 32″, 40.1gr. $2,940.00 CAD. 431-00651

Some chains are just meant to be worn on their own and this is one of those. The piece consists of 127 5mm beads that have been deeply patterned with a diamond-cut crescent moon pattern around their circumference. The rhodium-enhanced beads roll freely on the chain maximizing their intense sparkle. The necklace measures 32 inches long, allowing it to be worn twice around the neck or draped down to the diaphragm. It is of course Italian-made and features sturdy end caps and an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. The necklace weighs in at 40.1 grams of 10-karat white gold and is in excellent condition. The estate price is $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #431-00651.

SOLD


February 18, 2023

21kt. 24″ solid rope link necklace 4mm, 51gr. $5,810.00 CAD. 431-00618

If this necklace were 10-karat gold it would have to weigh 112 grams to equal the same amount of fine gold that this 51-gram 21-karat chain does. 10-karat gold is a great way to produce jewellery at a lower price point but it does come with a few compromises. When you’re buying 10-karat gold, you’re buying more silver than gold. The actual gold content of any 10-karat gold is 41.7% (by weight) and the rest is mostly inexpensive fine silver alloy. This chain was crafted from 22-karat gold which is 91.6% pure gold, with only a small amount of alloy for added hardness and durability. As of writing this post (May 30, 2023) the value of just the gold in this necklace is $3,821.00 CAD. Manufacturing raw gold into a beautiful piece of jewellery takes time and adds extra costs in the form of labor, alloy, taxes, material loss, packaging, machine costs, shipping, and some profit along the way. Buying an estate chain like this keeps those extra costs to a minimum and represents the most value available. If you check the price per gram of a new chain made from less pure 10, 14, or 18-karat gold, you’ll quickly see that at under $114.00 CAD per gram, this like-new necklace is very well priced. The necklace measures 4mm wide and will fit anyone as it is 24 inches long. It is secured by a simple but effective “S” clasp that doesn’t rely on anything but the natural malleability of high karat gold. The rich hue of 21-karat gold and the noticeable extra density is something even 18-karat can’t match. This necklace is estate priced at $5,810.00 CAD. Stock #431-00618.

SOLD


February 15, 2023

0.90ct. tw. VS-GH gents diamond ring, 5.7gr. 10kt. white gold, $1,680.00 CAD. e14446 116-00016

Hey guys, put a little sparkle on your finger with a diamond cluster ring. This bead set cluster makes a perfect pinky ring in a finger size 8. We can adjust the size up or down from there if required for a perfect fit. High-quality diamonds are not usually seen in gent’s cluster rings, but this one has been bead set with 10 round brilliant cut diamonds of VS-GH quality. One of the diamonds has a chip on the crown but it could easily be replaced for around $100.00. The 10 karat white gold setting weighs 5.5 grams (net weight) with a strong 4mm wide shank bottom. This ring is in hardly worn condition and still displays the factory-applied Florentine textured finish. If removed and weighed together, the diamonds would likely weigh a tidy 1.00 carat in total. We’ve conservatively estimated the total weight at 0.90 carats in total. The ring is estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e14446 116-00016.

SOLD


February 13, 2023

14kt. Greek key cuban link bracelet, 31.3gr., 8.8mm wide, 8 1/2″, $2,580.00 CAD. e14400 441-00133

The Greek Key is a timeless piece of design iconography. The version of it that has been captured in this bracelet is a small portion of a continuous pattern. The pattern cut into the focal links is the head of the hidden key in the Greek key pattern. The rest of the 8 1/2 inch long bracelet consists of Cuban links. The 8.8mm wide bracelet is, of course, Italian made and cast from 31.3 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. The bracelet is equipped with a heavy-duty hinged lobster clasp with a thick end cap. Estate price $2,580.00 CAD. Stock #e14400 441-00133.

SOLD

 

 


February 1, 2023

25.5gr. tw. 14/22kt. 1911 Sovereign coin ring, sz. 9 1/2, $2,310.00 CAD. e14487 401-00090

At 25.5 grams this ring is going to weigh your hand down! The 21.5mm wide ring top contains a bezel set 1911 22 karat gold Sovereign coin with St. George slaying the Dragon. In contrast, the coin has been framed with high polished gold, visually separating it from the heavily textured 14 karat yellow gold of the rest of the ring. The solid back monster statement ring currently measures a finger size 9 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #401-00090.

SOLD


January 8, 2023

14 karat custom made bracelet, 9-inch, 61.8 grams. $4,550.00 CAD. 441-00256

A hand-carved custom-cast solid gold bracelet is not something you run into every day! And when we say solid we mean it; this 9-inch long bracelet weighs in at 61.8 grams of 14-karat gold. Each link measures 18.2mm long by 11.3mm wide. All 13 have been hand-finished meaning that no two are identical. The bracelet is equipped with an oversized end link and extralarge riveted lobster clasp. Estate price $4,550.00 CAD. Stock #441-00256.


December 23, 2022

14kt. 3.00ct. tw. SI-KL White Carat diamond set cross 12.5gr. $3,500.00 CAD. 161-00213

We have so many crosses (seriously, so many!) but we’ve only had a couple of this scale and certainly none of this caliber! The hand-set diamond cross originally hails from White Carat Co. originally of the GTA, New York, and now also Miami. If you’ve not encountered the diamond-encrusted house of jewellery before your best introduction is probably their Instagram account @frankydiamondofficial. This diamond-encrusted cross speaks for itself though, spanning a statement-making 2.72 inches tall by 1.43 inches wide and weighing in at 12.5 grams in 14-karat yellow gold. The 196 perfectly matched SI1-KL round brilliant cut diamonds equal an estimated 3.00 carats together, including those on the oversized hinged bail. Estate price for this like-new piece is $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #161-00213.

SOLD


December 21, 2022

14kt. 31 inch x 9.7mm bright cut curb link necklace 77.6 grams $6,182.00 CAD. 431-00589

At 31 inches long this curb link chain hardly needs a clasp as it easily fits over the head without being undone. The 14-karat yellow gold chain exhibits a tumbled finish common in the chain-making industry where chains are moved from one tumbler to the next, each tumbler is filled with finer and finer grit shot. This process can lead to an almost-mirror-finish or it can be left with the softly stippled surface this chain exhibits. The main face of the 9.7mm links has been matte finished and edged with bright cutting for a bit of sparkle. The substantial piece weighs in at 77.6 grams and is finished with end caps and a large (but redundant) lobster clasp. The estate price is $6,182.00 CAD. Stock #431-00589.

SOLD


December 20, 2022

24″ Figaro link Italian made 8.5mm wide necklace, 45.7gr. 10kt. $3,472.00 CAD. 431-00575

24 inches is one of our fastest-selling chain lengths, especially in a link as heavyweight as this 8.5mm wide figaro. The Italian-made chain weighs in at 45.7 grams in 10-karat yellow gold and is equipped with sturdy end caps and an extra large lobster clasp. It’s in like-new condition showing no wear at any of its joints and only very minor scuffs on its mirror-finished links. Estate price $3,472.00 CAD. Stock #431-00575.

SOLD


December 17, 2022

10kt. two-tone curb link bracelet, 10.3mm wide, 8″ long, 31.9gr. $1,860.00 CAD. 441-00191

Two-tone high-polished bracelets are surprisingly subtle, as you can see (or perhaps not see) from these images. The repeating pattern of two yellow and two rhodium-plated white gold links really does take careful observation to notice, despite the impressive 10.3mm width of each link. The 8-inch long bracelet is in like-new condition and comes equipped with an oversized lobster clasp and heavy end caps. Its 31.9 gram weight ensures you won’t easily forget you’re wearing this 10 karat bracelet. Estate price $1860.00 CAD. Stock #441-00191.

SOLD


10kt. antique tuxedo cufflink/shirt-stud set. Mother of pearl 7.3gr. gw. $420.00 CAD. 446-00009

What do you buy the tuxedo-wearing person in your life who has it all? This antique tuxedo cufflink and stud set of course! The French-style cufflinks measure a universal 13.4mm wide and feature delicately cupped mother-of-pearl inlay with a hand-engraved white gold border. The three studs (which replace the visible buttons between bowtie and waistcoat or cummerbund) are identical but scaled down to 7.3mm wide and feature a spring-loaded retractable post to help you slip them into any buttonhole. In the event you’re new to tuxedo-wearing, here is a handy guide with videos for using cuffs and studs courtesy of Jim’s Formal Wear. The set is in like-new wear showing an age-appropriate patina on its 10-karat yellow gold components. The estate price is $420.00 CAD. Stock #446-00009.

SOLD


December 16, 2022

18kt. 19 1/2″ curb link station necklace 41.6 gram. $4,200.00 CAD. 431-00430

This may look like just another high quality 18 karat gold curb link chain, but upon closer inspection, there is a subtle detail that almost goes unnoticed. There are 7 figure 8 infinity links evenly spaced around the front of this necklace. We think this necklace originated somewhere in the Middle East as the karat stamped appears to be Arabic in nature. We’ve tested the gold to be at least 18 karat in purity. The 7 infinity links have been cast from a very subtle alloy of white gold that almost blends with the rest of the yellow gold links. They are spaced on the front half of the necklace every 6th link. The necklace measures 19 1/2  inches in total length and 6.6mm wide. It is in excellent condition, freshly polished, and shows practically no wear in any of the solid cast links. Secured by a sturdy lobster clasp this necklace is estate priced at $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #431-00430.

SOLD


December 15, 2022

10kt., 20 1/2″, 2.5mm wide, curb link necklace, 8.1gr. $490.00 CAD. 431-00299

 

This is one of those borderline yellow golds that almost looks rose depending on the angle, probably due to the high mirror finish. If the links weren’t so square it could almost pass for Cuban considering its dimensions of 2.50mm x 1.16mm. At 20.5 inches the chain should show nicely with any shirt collar, especially if it’s paired with a pendant. The 8.1 gram chain is solidly made from 10 karat gold and comes equipped with an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #431-00299.

SOLD


December 10, 2022

18kt., 20″, open curb link diamond cut necklace, 9.6gr. $910.00 CAD. e14121 431-00260

The most popular style chain on the planet at the moment is the “paperclip” link. While not exactly the same, this flat open curb link is not too far off. We’re beginning to see super-light hollow link paperclip chains come in with stretched and dented links that don’t lay flat. It’s too bad that consumer demand for the absolute lowest price drives manufacturers to produce gold chains that simply can’t stand up to the most basic use. This 18 karat Italian-made 20-inch chain wasn’t made to be the cheapest chain available. It was made from premium gold of solid construction to last for decades. It is secured by an easy to use lobster clasp and the links have diamond cut edges that catch the light. Imported 18 karat chain for under $100.00 per gram is excellent value. This 9.6 gram, 3mm wide necklace is in great shape showing no wear in any of the links. It is estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #e14121 431-00260

SOLD


December 9, 2022

18kt. Sauro carbon fiber ruby bracelet Ippopotamo ASCF349RU $3,230.00 CAD. 441-00176

Staring at this bracelet and trying to put my finger on what it reminded me of when I reread its title, Ippopotamo, and it hit me! My Italian is not good (non-existent) but even I could translate ippopotamo into hippopotamus. Thinking of that lumbering death machine (one of the deadliest animals on the African continent) this 18 karat yellow gold clasp resolves into the image of a hippo’s face peeking out from some sub-Saharan river. Even the natural rubies on the clasp’s release buttons mimic the pink skin around the beady black eyes of the hippo (random hippo fact: hippos’ pink tints are caused by a natural red oil their skin produces to protect them from sunburn). Not only does the clasp take its design inspiration from the hippo it also happens to be an ingenious piece of gold engineering. To release the clasp both button “eyes” have to be depressed and pushed forward, swinging the “top jaw” forward and releasing it from the protruding tooth that acts as a safety catch, guarding against accidental button release. Really, the entire bracelet is a marvel of Italian goldsmithing, the gold hinge and gold clasp have been riveted in place with milled titanium pins. The 14.6mm x 5.0mm bangle body is made from lightweight super-light carbon fiber finished in a high-gloss dome. These super-hard airy materials leave you aware of only the luxurious heft of solid 18 karat yellow gold. This kind of ingenuity could only have come from Sauro, one of the most innovative jewellery houses in Italy, and that is saying something! The Fibra Ruby Bangle Ippopotamo is currently available on their website for $7,850.00 USD. Our example is in like-new condition, appearing unworn. This piece has never been polished or refinished in any way. It comes with its original box, leather portfolio carrying case, and polishing cloth. It is estate priced at $3,230.00 CAD. Stock #441-00176.

SOLD

 

 

 

 


December 7, 2022

10kt. curb link bracelet, 10mm wide, 8 3/4″ long, 23.6 gr. $1,400.00 CAD e13751 441-00142

The classic patterned curb link is a great value for anyone who likes to mix things up a bit. When you’re feeling a bit retro you can wear the stippled pattern facing out. If you want a more modern vibe you can flip the bracelet to expose its highly polished underside. Basically two bracelets for the price of one! But whichever you choose the 10-karat yellow gold bracelet will make a statement thanks to its 10mm width. The 23.6 gram solid constructed piece measures a standard gents 8 3/4 inches long with an integrated catch. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13751 441-00142.

SOLD


December 1, 2022

10kt. gents wedding ring, 5.25mm wide, size 11, 5.2gr. $385.00 CAD. e14028 401-00061

A modern gents wedding band from Randor Jewellery in Downtown Toronto. The 5.25mm band has been deeply faceted along its edges, creating a striking high polished contrast to the sandpaper brush that covers most of the band’s surface. The faceting catches the light from different angles and the band moves, flashing brightly during wear. The thoughtful band is made from 5.2 grams of 10 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 11 with some room to adjust and is presented in unworn condition. Estate price $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14028 401-00061

SOLD


November 27, 2022

14kt, 27 inch x 10mm semi-solid Cuban link necklace 63.8 grams $5,810.00 CAD. 431-00573

One of the most unusual hollow-style links we’ve encountered, not the Cuban shape but the assembly. Instead of a hollow tube with an interior seam, this chain features solid gold plates with open grills of gold where the links lay over each other on the back. Stylistically it’s really almost a feature, drawing you in to take a closer look at how it’s put together. The chain also boasts a massive scale thanks to that cost-saving feature; it measures 10mm wide by an extra-long 27 inches. Though you’ll be able to slide it over your head there is an innovative double-locking button-release catch. The 63.8 gram, 14 karat yellow gold piece is in like-new condition, showing no dents or dings as a testament to its innovative manufacturing. The estate price is $5,810.00 CAD. Stock #431-00573.

SOLD


November 25, 2022

18kt. two-tone, hollow Figaro link bracelet, 8 1/2″, 20.3gr. $1,450.00 CAD. 441-00104 e14176

Most people only know of three colours of gold but it can be alloyed into a surprising number of hues, including green, blue, and purple. Before you get excited, these colours are so subtle they take a trained eye to pick them out from their common counterparts. Especially as you get into the higher karats where the majority of the gold content is actually pure gold, reducing the impact of colour changing alloy metals. This two-tone hollow Figaro is a perfect example, can you spot the colour difference in these pictures? We could barely spot it in person but the long links are white gold. When you’re working with 75% pure gold there isn’t a lot of room to wash away that intense yellow tone. The subtlety works to draw in the eye as you puzzle over what it is that seems different about the piece. The bracelet itself measures 9.7mm wide by 8 1/2 inches long, ending in decorative caps and an oversized stylized lobster clasp. Estate price $1,450.00 CAD. Stock #441-00104 e14176.

SOLD


November 22, 2022

14mm x 12mm hematite “black diamond” ring, 7.5gr. 10 karat gold $490.00 CAD. e14111 206-00228

Hematite has been a staple of mourning jewellery for centuries, dating back to at least the Middle Ages. Early mourning jewellery was rather dark and grotesque, depicting skulls and full skeletons. The purpose of this jewellery was to remind the living to cherish their lives. Later mourning jewellery, that of the Victorian Era, was meant as loving commemorations of the dead, inspired by Queen Victoria’s deep depression after the loss of Prince Albert. The trend stuck for decades and has recently begun to resurface. This vintage 14mm x 12mm hematite ring is in near-perfect condition showing only a couple of light scuffs on the gem’s top. The Art Deco architecture inspired ring is cast from rosy 10 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 9 with some room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14111 206-00228.

SOLD


November 20, 2022

10kt. two tone signet ring 13mm x 12mm, 4.7gr., size 8 1/2 $350.00 CAD. 401-00155

White gold is slightly harder than yellow gold, making it a great choice for the top of a signet ring. That added hardness means anything engraved or set into it will hold up a bit better than it would in yellow gold. The contrast of colour and finish also helps draw the eye to that 13mm x 12mm top plate, making it an excellent stage for whatever message or symbol you wish to display. The 10 karat ring weighs in at a solid 4.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00155.

SOLD


22″ 10kt. nautical/Figaro link necklace, 18 grams, $960.00 CAD. 431-00434

You’d never dream of buying groceries without knowing the price per pound or kilogram; how else could you determine if you are getting fair value? So why is it that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is almost exclusive in the fact we actually inform and advertise every possible value-affecting aspect of the jewellery we showcase? The answer is simple; we are confident our jewellery is the absolute best value around. Jewellery like chains is always priced by the gram. The complexity of design and origin play a small role but the weight and purity of karat are almost all you need to know when deciding who offers the best value. There are no hidden secrets with us, this Italian chain is estate priced at $60.00 per gram. Like new condition, 18 grams, solid links, 4.6mm wide, and 22 inches long. If this style/length isn’t what you’re looking for, please contact us. We have others in stock that are not posted on the estate pages of our website. The price of the necklace is $960.00 plus the applicable sales tax. Stock #431-00434.

SOLD


November 2, 2022

Platinum & 18 karat gold wedding band, size 9, 7.5mm wide, 17.4gr. $1,740.00 CAD. 401-00114

We pride ourselves on many things and one of them is our extensive offering of men’s rings, especially our selection of high-quality pieces. Men often get overlooked in this industry (often because they are practical and end up settling with an alternative metal wedding ring. For someone who cares about luxury precious metals and value, we have a ring for you. This wedding band is quality you can feel, weighing in at a hefty 17.4 grams thanks to the dense platinum and premium 18-karat gold. The dome band measures 7.5mm wide and features a subtle and worn Greek Key pattern along its yellow gold edges. The band currently measures a finger size 9 with some room to adjust but the pattern will be disrupted. Estate price $1,740.00 CAD. Stock #401-00114.

SOLD


November 1, 2022

10kt. 22″, solid curb link necklace, 27.7gr. $1,497.00 CAD. 431-00405

It’s a fine line between a curb and a Cuban link so we leave it to you to classify this chain. The solid links measure 5.7mm wide by 2.0mm thick making it puffier than you’d expect for the standard curb link. The 10-karat chain is 22 inches long, the most popular length we stock. It features a large 14-karat lobster clasp and sturdy end links suitable for supporting its 27.7 gram weight. The chain is in brand new condition for the estate price of $1,497.00 CAD. Stock #431-00405.

SOLD


October 9, 2022

Tiffany & Co. sterling silver 17.2mm cuff links 19.2 grams. $315.00 CAD. 446-00008

Another unique entry into our Tiffany & Co. collection, these seldom-seen coin-edge cufflinks are in great condition and ready for engraving. The heavy edge of both disks has been slightly raised around the highly polished faces, adding a bit of protection for whatever monogram or symbol you choose. The fronts measure17.2mm in diameter and the back (also appropriate for engraving) measure 11mm in diameter. Whether you opt for a classic monogram, a constellation, or a symbol from your favorite fandom these sterling silver cufflinks will make the perfect canvas. Estate price is $315.00 CAD. Stock #446-00008.

SOLD


September 22, 2022

10kt. 37.1gr. curb link bracelet 9″ 13.5mm wide, $38.00 per gram. e12279 441-00055

We always provide the best value without the song and dance. Simple, classic curb link bracelet in 10-karat yellow gold for only $38.00 per gram. This price is below its wholesale replacement cost. Please keep us honest, call any jeweller you know and ask how much their 10-karat chain sells for per gram. If they’re confident in the value they offer you may get an answer, otherwise, they’re likely to say “ahhhh……… we don’t sell our chains by the gram”. Well, they may not sell it by the gram but I 100% guarantee they buy it by the gram. We’re all about transparency at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, an informed customer is our number one goal. There shouldn’t be any mystery in buying jewellery. From a simple gold bracelet to a significant diamond purchase, we can guide anyone through the process of how jewellery is valued. This bracelet measures 9 inches long able to fit almost any man. If you’re a lady who likes the look of a wide bracelet we can shorten it to any length while you wait and you can sell the leftover back to us to recycle. Previously enjoyed and still in very good condition. Only $1,410.00 CAD. Stock #e12279 441-00055.

SOLD

 


September 20, 2022

24 inch, 14kt., curb link chain, 4.8mm wide, 29.7gr. $2,496.00 CAD. 431-00490

With a metal thickness of 1.6mm, this chain could almost qualify as a Cuban link, except it’s been finished with flat, boxy edges instead of the puffy rounded finish. The 4.8mm wide square curb link also features a more open link style, allowing it to keep its overall gram weight in check, keeping the price point relatively low compared to its showy scale. That being said the 14-inch long chain still weighs in at an impressive 29.7 grams of rich 14 karat yellow gold. It’s secured with an integrated catch that is only visible under close inspection, making it much less obvious if that catch accidentally works its way to the front of the neck, as they often do. The estate price for this like-new piece is $2,496.00 CAD. Stock #431-00490.

SOLD


September 19, 2022

10kt. 26″, 4mm, hollow kings link necklace, 19.5gr. $1,085.00 CAD. e14247 431-00223

Woven links offer a 3-dimensional quality you don’t get with traditional links. This oversized number is a perfect example measuring 3.50mm x 4.00mm and an extra-long 26 inches, allowing it to slide easily over the head. The 10 karat hollow constructed chain was made from 19.5 grams of yellow gold but features brightly rhodium-plated highlights on every link face. That touch of white accentuates the chain’s movement and changes of direction during wear, but until they flash you can’t tell the rhodium is there. Despite being hollow the chain shows no dents or dings and features solid end caps and an oversized lobster clasp, not that you’ll need it. Estate price $1,085.00 CAD. Stock #e14247 431-00223.

SOLD


September 18, 2022

14kt. yellow gold larimar ring 10.6gr. $846.00 CAD. e11572 206-00229

Larimar is a semi-precious gemstone found exclusively in the Dominican Republic. Fitting as the colour captures Caribbean waters lapping on a white sand beach. Even more so in this 4.75 carat cabochon cut larimar which exhibits a slightly deeper blue on the right hand side transitioning into an almost white blue on the left hand side. Looking at the pictures you may doubt that description but the white is a hidden phenomenon not visible head on. To find it you must turn the gem until you are looking just at its left hand side. As you do so the white rolls up the stone like a white cap building speed. A fascinating colour change that you must see in person! This unique example of larimar is housed in a heavy and durable 10-gram 14-karat yellow gold ring that currently measures a finger size 8 1/2. Larimar is photosensitive and must be stored away from intense heat and continuous exposure to direct sunlight. The estate price is $846.00 CAD. Stock #e11572 206-00229.

SOLD


September 16, 2022

5.20ct. natural emerald & diamond (20=0.75ct. tw. SI-I) 18.1gr. 18kt. $9,205.00 CAD. 206-00297

Emerald is one of the easiest gemstones to identify, not simply for its verdant colour, but its unique inclusions. The French coined the term Jardin (garden) for the striking moss-like inclusions that are almost always present to some degree within a natural emerald. In this 5.20 carat emerald cut emerald, they are on full display spread evenly across the surface and into the depths of the gem. These inclusions are unlike any moss you’d encounter in nature as each is highly reflective, twinkling an intense green as you rotate the gem. The combined effect makes the emerald appear to glow from within like some enchanted garden from a fairytale. The otherworldly stone is held in the ring by four understated yellow gold prongs but the rest of the ring is blazing rhodium plated white gold. The emerald is encircled with 0.75 carat total weight of bright SI-I round brilliant cut diamonds, adding their own sparkle for contrast. The ring itself measures a digit-dominating 16.5mm wide and is made from top quality 18 karat gold. To keep the weight at a reasonable 18.1 grams the underside has been hollowed out with a decorative honeycomb grill installed to ensure comfort during wear. The ring currently measures a finger size 8 with a bit of room to adjust. It is accompanied by a 2017 appraisal stating a replacement value of $20,450.00 USD, we feel a more realistic replacement value is $13,150.00 CAD. Our estate price is $9,205.00 CAD. Stock #206-00297.

SOLD


September 15, 2022

18kt. curb link bracelet 10.5mm wide, 9 1/4″, 47.3gr. $4,200.00 CAD. e13425

Another unique interpretation of the classic curb link bracelet, this time the links seem to resemble some manner of flattened basket weave. The compact weave gives a sleek geometric appearance disguising its durability by opting for large areas of contact instead of bulky joints. Meaning that despite its low profile this 9 1/4 inch bracelet will probably outlive its traditional linked peers. The 10.7mm wide bracelet is secured with an integrated figure eight clasp. It weighs in at an impressive 47.3 grams and is made from top quality 18-karat yellow gold, a karat rarely encountered in this weight bracket. Absolutely perfect condition showing zero wear on any joint. The estate price is $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13425.

SOLD


September 14, 2022

14kt. custom made dog tag pendant, 5.9gr., 24mm x 24mm. $490.00 CAD. e14490 436-00067

Measuring 24 x 24mm this dog tag has more than enough room for anything you might want to engrave on it. The square sheet of high polished 14 karat yellow gold was custom made originally. This explains its oversized heavyweight bail, sturdy enough to stand up to a lifetime of daily wear. The 5.9 gram pendant is ready for whatever you want to be engraved on it. Estate price is $490.00 CAD. Stock #436-00067.

SOLD


September 13, 2022

10kt. curb link bracelet, 41gr., 9″ long, 12mm wide, G lock clasp. $2,394.00 CAD. 441-00182

Another mega link bracelet for our collection and this one is a doozie! Each link is 12mm wide by 2.2mm thick and together they span an extra-long 9 inches (with room to shorten as needed). The 41-gram bracelet has been equipped with an extra secure and seldom encountered G lock clasp; a sleek gold box with a springloaded closure that snaps back into place after closure. The 10-karat bracelet is estate priced at $2,394.00 CAD. Stock #441-00182.

SOLD


10kt. gold signet ring 12.5mm x 10.5mm, sz. 8 1/4, 4.8gr. $385.00 CAD. 401-00192

Identification jewellery continues to be popular in both our new and estate jewellery offerings. Our latest estate signet ring is in perfect condition and looks unworn. The brushed finish oval engravable surface measures 12.5mm x 10.5mm and the overall width is a significant 14.9mm. We’d be able to engrave an initial or two likely on the same day should you wish to personalize this ring. Crafted from sturdy 10 karat yellow gold, the size 8 1/4 ring weighs 4.8 grams. Its current size can be adjusted up or down a couple of sizes. This ring is estate priced at $385.00 CAD. Stock #401-00192.

SOLD


September 10, 2022

14kt, 24″, Figaro/Nautical link necklace, Italian, 19.8gr. $1,500.00 CAD. 431-00460

Tis the season to be taken advantage of if you don’t know how to assess the value of jewellery. We are almost exclusive in displaying all the pertinent details allowing you to determine the value of our jewellery. Big discounts and bold text don’t necessarily mean great value. This time of year we see big promotions proclaiming massive savings and huge discounts, but do some homework and make sure you’re getting the value you think. Most jewellers promote their jewellery in a manner this makes it impossible to determine if they are offering good value. They leave out important basic details about the quality and the weight among other things. We are proud to offer our customers the respect they deserve, and our best value year-round without confusing sales. Our latest estate item is about the easiest of jewellery items to figure out good value. Once you know the quality of gold, its weight, and to a certain degree the origin, it’s simple math to determine the value in relation to the price. To make things really easy, I can let you know this chain contains $870.00 CAD worth of fine gold content and about $7.00 in silver alloy (as of November 28, 2020). Turning fine gold into a great piece of jewellery takes knowledge, time, machinery, other metal alloys, and skilled craftsmen. Once all is said and done, you end up with a beautiful necklace in this case. We’d expect to see a brand new chain like this to have a retail price range of anywhere from at least $1,800.00 to over $3,000.00 depending on where it was for sale. Yes, jewellery has huge price ranges for the same item making things very confusing for consumers. Our latest estate necklace is suitable for a man or woman. It could be worn alone or with a pendant. The Figaro/nautical link design is robust and extremely sturdy. Made in Italy ensures the quality will stand up, as it is finished with a heavy lobster clasp and heavy gauge chain ends. The 14 karat chain weighs a significant 19.8 grams, measures a versatile 24 inches, and is 4.2mm wide. Put our jewellery to the test, we encourage you to shop us around, we know you’ll learn the high value we have on everything we have. This chain is in like new condition and estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #431-00460.

SOLD


18kt. custom lapis lazuli & diamond (0.20ct. tw. VS-H) 15.8gr., sz.11. $2,450.00 CAD. 206-00324

Lapis lazuli comes in a range of blue tones and can feature calcite and pyrite inclusions. The best lapis display an intense saturation of colour with no visible calcite and an even sprinkling of small gold-tone pyrite flecks. If you’d like an example of top lapis have a look at this ring, its deep midnight blue features a night sky of twinkling pyrite that you can get lost in. The custom-cut stone perfectly follows the contours of the ring’s soft corners and is bisected by a bridge of diamond set white gold. The four round brilliant cut diamonds are of high VS-H quality and equal approximately 0.20 carats in weight. The rest of the ring is a warm 18 karat yellow gold and creates a calm backdrop for the skyscape that covers its top. It features a highly polished exterior and brush-finished sides, the overall square shape mirrors the actual shape of the finger better than round, making it very comfortable to wear. The 15.8 gram ring fits like an 11 with a very small amount of room to adjust. Estate price $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #206-00324.

SOLD

 


September 5, 2022

14kt. Gucci link necklace, 30″, solid construction, 48.1gr., Italian. $3,850.00 CAD. 431-00330

We have a surprising selection of extra-long chains, many are from repurposed pocketwatch chains but this Gucci link chain was specially made to be a slip-over-the-head 30-inch length. The chain is very solidly constructed, weighing in at an impressive 48.1 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. It is Italian made and each puffed link measures 6.2mm wide. The chain is secured with an oversized lobster clasp and heavy jump ring ends. Estate price is $3850.00 CAD. Stock #431-00330.

SOLD


August 25, 2022

7mm custom platinum ring 0.15ct. VS-G baguette diamond, sz. 10, 14.9gr. $1,610.00 CAD. e13393 116-00001

A matched pair of wedding bands custom made from the best ingredients possible; we should know, we made them! Each is 7mm wide by 1.75mm thick featuring a comfort fit interior for smooth wear despite the flat edged profile. Both feature a single 0.15 carat baguette cut diamond of high VS-G quality, buried just below the surface of the rings. The combination of calm step cut diamonds within high polished platinum creates a subtle impression that makes you look twice. The platinum nature of the bands means that both will last for generations. One is currently a size 10 and weighs in at 14.9 grams, the other is size 11 1/2 and weighs 15.9 grams. The estate price for the brand new, never worn bands is $1,610.00 CAD and $1,750.00 CAD respectively. Stock numbers e13393 116-00001 and e13394.

BOTH SOLD

 

 


July 10, 2022

Platinum wedding ring, 9mm wide, sz. 10, 16.7gr. $1,440.00 CAD. 401-00130

This is the ideal finish for a platinum ring, a mix of hammered texture with a satin finish, designed to disguise the scratches and dings the ring will accumulate over its lifetime. The advantage to platinum is its ability to take those scratches without losing any material, allowing it to take as much wear as you can throw at it and still be ready for the next generation. The ring was handmade by MJ Jewellers in Vancouver and certainly exhibits that European flair they’ve built their brand around. The 9mm wide band is a soft square profile, those open corners are actually a better fit for most fingers as very few fingers have a perfectly round crosssection. It does make for difficult sizing, we are estimating this ring’s most similar to a size 10, with room to adjust. The 16.7 gram band is accompanied by its original insurance appraisal stating a replacement value of $2,800.00 CAD. Our estate price for the like-new band is $1,440.00 CAD. Stock #401-00130.

SOLD


July 1, 2022

14kt. BIRKS rope necklace with push lock, 30″, 37.6gr., 7mm wide. $3,360.00 CAD. 431-00404

It’s unfortunate we don’t run into the push lock clasp more often, it really is one of the nicest chain closures available. The oversized clasps operate on the same principle as a standard lobster, in that they are heavily constructed and contain a steel spring. Where the lobster clasp has an external pull tab to open its jaw, the push lock has a flush button that depresses the jaw. That small change makes a world of difference, to fasten it you bring the chain end up against the fingernail that is depressing the button, slide the end down that nail and land it on the hook first try. It’s the end of behind-your-back fumbling! Although at 30 inches long you really don’t need to use this wonderful clasp as the chain easily slips over the head. The 7mm wide rope chain is made by Birks and weighs in at 37.6 grams of 14 karat gold, as proof of its quality despite its hollow construction. The chain is in like-new condition, showing no dents or dings. Estate price $3360.00 CAD. Stock #431-00404.

SOLD


May 18, 2022

10kt. diamond set lion pendant, 9.2gr., 0.40ct. tw. I1-I. $770.00 CAD. 161-00189

What could be more appropriate than a diamond set crown for the King of the Jungle? Ironic really as lions primarily live on the grasslands and plains of Africa and not in the jungle, but who’s going to argue with a lion? This is a fun piece recently traded in to our estate department. It contains around 200 tiny round single cut diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 0.40 carats in total. They are of I1-I quality and have each been hand set in 4 prong settings. This is an impressive well made 3-dimensional pendant that twinkles and sparkles with the slightest movement. The piercing eyes are 2 small black diamonds. The extra large hinged bail will accommodate almost any chain with a diameter or width of up to 7mm. The finished pendant weighs 9.2 grams and is in perfect condition. This fearsome depiction of the “King of the Grasslands and Plains” is estate priced at $805.00 CAD. Stock #161-00189.

SOLD


May 2, 2022

18kt. diamond ring 0.25ct. tw. SI1-H, 8.0gr., size 11 1/2. $1,000.00 CAD. 116-00054.

A ring like this could be the gateway jewellery item for the gentleman looking to add some tasteful bling to their jewellery wardrobe without breaking the bank. High quality doesn’t mean high price if you’re considering an estate item at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This ring has been crafted from premium 18 karat yellow and nice quality natural diamonds. The masculine design features a white gold bezel set round brilliant cut diamond of SI clarity and H colour. The 6 channel set, step cut rectangular diamonds are all of very good VS-H quality. This ring is in perfect condition looking practically unworn. The size can be adjusted up or down a couple of sizes if required. If you had to purchase an empty setting of similar quality, you’d spend more than our price for this complete diamond ring. Estate price is just $1,000.00 CAD. Stock #116-00054.

SOLD


April 25, 2022

0.20ct. tw. SI-J gent’s diamond ring, 7.3gr. 14kt, size 9 1/2, $720.00 CAD. e14500 116-00037

This gent’s ring is an interesting mix of swirling asymmetry and antique-inspired accents. The ring progresses in swooping steps toward its white gold diamond topped apex. Its shoulder diamonds are surrounded by subtle millgrain edges and the main diamond has been framed with an embossed pattern of tiny Jerusalem Crosses that look like additional diamonds. The 7 diamonds equal approximately 0.20 carats total weight of bright SI-J quality. The ring is in like-new condition, retaining its original chromy white rhodium which contrasts nicely with the warm 14 karat yellow gold. It currently measures a finger size 9 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $720.00 CAD. Stock #e14500 116-00037.

SOLD

 


April 22, 2022

14kt. Cuban link necklace 28″, 9.8mm wide, 201.9 grams. $14,000.00 CAD. 431-00445

Sure you’ve seen oversized statement chains on celebrities and athletes before. They’ve been popular long before Mr. T. Maybe they’re not for you but I don’t think you can fully understand the draw behind these monster chains until you’ve tried one on. The look and feel of a substantial gold necklace definitely have a mysterious attraction. Fasten this Miami Cuban around your neck and you’ll instantly shrink two inches. Weighing in at 201.9 grams (close to 1/2 a pound). I can only remember one chain that we have ever had in stock that was just a touch heavier. Honestly, you may need a note from your chiropractor if you intend to wear this daily. At 28 inches long and 9,8mm wide this 14 karat yellow gold chain was made to be seen (even at a distance) and it’s in perfect condition. Equipped with a super secure integrated box catch with two additional safety clasps. As a finishing touch, the solid 14 karat construction has been treated to a final electroplated finish of rich 18 karat gold to give it that ultra premium look. This chain is in like new condition, it has never been polished or refinished and remains in like new condition. The estate price for this once in a lifetime chain is $14,000.00 CAD. Stock #431-00445.

SOLD


April 14, 2022

14kt. rolo chain, 22″, 5.4mm, 17.2gr., Italian made. $1,320.00 CAD. 431-00348

White gold’s popularity ebbs and flows, but it’s been the preferred choice for rings for well over a decade now. When it comes to heavier chains, however, yellow gold absolutely dominates; we hardly ever get requests for white gold necklaces that weigh more than a couple of grams. I guess if you like the look of a white necklace, sterling silver is pretty attractive considering it costs 20 times less than even 10 karat white gold. Sterling silver tarnishes and it doesn’t last as long as gold, but it certainly has a cost advantage. For those who want a proper white gold necklace, here is a good opportunity to pick up a seldom encountered estate rolo style. This chain is in perfect condition showing no dents or dings. It is of hollow but decent gauge construction with a finished weight of 17.2 grams. It is made from upgraded 14 karat gold (58.3 purity) and measures 22 inches. The perfect length for either a lady or gentleman. Crafted in Italy so you know it is of high quality. It is estate priced at $1,320.00 CAD. Stock #431-00348.

SOLD


April 12, 2022

14kt. tanzanite & diamond ring 1.78ct. tw. 7.8gr. $2,100.00 CAD. 206-00326

There is nothing more satisfying than a ring telling us its own story, as was the case with this impressive gents ring. Following the clues, we found it was manufactured by the site holder for the only tanzanite mine in the world, on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The direct line from source to the consumer means that the people who are most passionate about the gem are the ones building around it. The appreciation for tanzanite is obvious here, the whole ring is formed to mirror its emerald cut outline. The crowning center weighs 1.63 carats according to its certificate and exhibits the lighter cornflower tone that tanzanite is known for. The channel set 0.30 carats of SI2-I1-GH quality diamonds play a nice contrast to the calm blue center. Everything else about the 13.7mm wide ring is softly faceted, geometric white gold. Most of the ring has been highly polished except for the center of each shoulder which has been sandblasted. The ring currently measures a finger size 11 and has all of its original chromy white rhodium intact. Accompanied by a Jewel Scan appraisal stating a Retail Replacement Value of $5,200.00. We feel $3,000.00 is more realistic, and our estate price for the almost unworn piece is $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #206-00326.

SOLD


March 15, 2022

14kt. gents paperclip bracelet, 8.3gr., 8 1/4″ $660.00 CAD. 441-00187

If this link looks familiar you can count yourself among the fashion-literate. The paperclip chain is everywhere right now and this iteration fuses two “paperclip links” together to ensure they sit tight during wear. The Turkish-made bracelet is heavy gauge hollow constructed but still weighs in at 8.3 grams in 14 karat yellow gold. It features a stylized swiveling lobster clasp that catches on a sturdy end cap. The 8 1/4 inch long bracelet is in like-new condition showing no dents or dings for the estate price of $660.00 CAD. Stock #441-00187.

SOLD


February 27, 2022

14kt. patterened curb link bracelet 24.5 grams 8 1/4″ $1,680.00 CAD. e12302

The question mark is for the pattern that decorates this hefty curb link bracelet, we’ve not encountered it before. Something like a stylized tire tread perhaps? Regardless of how you interpret the pattern the eight inch long bracelet is very well made. Of course it is, being made in Italy! The 8 inch long bracelet was cast using higher quality 14 karat yellow gold, weighs in at 24.5 grams and measures 9.5mm wide, a testament all by itself. It is in like new condition and has been equipped with over sized high polished end caps and lobster catch. Previously owned and priced at just $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e12302.

SOLD


February 26, 2022

Gent’s 14kt. gold 0.34ct. VS-J diamond ring 11.3gr. $1,750.00 CAD. e9776

e9776 gents onyx and diamond ring 14 karat yellow gold 002There seems to be a void in men’s ring styles, jumping from nice diamond wedding bands right to heavily adorned statement rings. In between those two categories, there should be more rings like this one. Made striking not by busy details but by simple stark contrast between smooth high polished yellow gold, glossy black onyx, and a bright shining diamond set into white gold. It was also made to last, employing sturdy bezel settings holding the high quality VS-J 0.34 carat round brilliant cut diamond and 16mm by 12mm smooth black oval onyx. Made from solid 14 karat yellow gold weighing 11.30 grams the ring is of heirloom quality. It’s currently a finger size 11 1/4 with room for some sizing. This ring will turn heads because it was designed to be calm and bold instead of eye-catching. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e9776.e9776 gents onyx and diamond ring 14 karat yellow gold 001

SOLD


February 25, 2022

14 karat, 8.2mm wide, size 10 3/4, wedding band, 12.3 grams, $800.00 CAD. e14452

We have many dozens, perhaps 100s of estate wedding rings in stock. Some have been worn for a lifetime while others haven’t been used at all. Almost all of them can be made to look new or close to new with a professional refinishing and polishing. This is one of the many examples of experienced gents’ wedding rings we have in stock. This ring is a slightly larger size 10 3/4, 14 karat yellow gold, traditional design, with milgrain edges. At 8.2mm wide and 12.3 grams, this ring is wider and heavier than most. Buying a brand new ring of this quality could easily cost $1,600.00 or more. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size for a small extra charge if required. If you’re considering getting married and want a quality wedding ring for great value, consider one of our many estate examples. This example is estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e14452.

SOLD


February 24, 2022

18kt. gents wedding ring 4.4mm wide 8.9gr., size 9 1/2. $575.00 CAD. e12053

We have hundreds of traditional wedding rings like this for less than you’d expect. Plain Tiffany style wedding rings like this are the timeless symbol of marriage and commitment. We have them in various karats of gold and even a few in platinum. Wide, narrow, big or small we have them all. Wedding rings are continuously coming in on trade. If you’ve been married for a while I bet your wedding ring is yellow gold but you’re likely wearing a stainless steel watch. This premium quality 18 karat white gold wedding ring should match that sporty stainless watch much better. If you have a diamond set wedding ring, a simple looking wedding ring for the weekend or going on holiday may be more appropriate. These experienced wedding rings make a great option. For under the wholesale cost of new these wedding rings can be refinished to look perfect. This example measures a comfortable and discreet 4.4mm wide and finger size of 9 1/2. This ring can easily be made smaller or a bit bigger. Super comfy with a rounded inner edge and a generous height of 2.4mm. The “Tiffany” style soft dome profile has always been the preferred look for wedding rings for over 100 years. Polished up and ready to go for the estate price of only $575.00 CAD. Stock #e12053.

SOLD


January 29, 2022

24 inch, 18kt., Cuban link, 8.5mm wide, 153.2 grams, made in Italy. $13,000.00 CAD. 431-00407

I can recall only a couple of gent’s chains coming through our estate department that were heavier than this one. Our latest estate Cuban link necklace is made from premium 18 karat (75% pure) gold with a total weight of 153.2 grams! As of today’s gold price, this one contains $8,450.00 in just gold content alone. A higher gold content means more mass, richer colour, a higher resistance to tarnishing, chemical attack, and corrosion. If you want a substantial chain that you can truly live in, a high-quality, solid link design is what you should consider. A chain you want to wear constantly should be as heavy as it looks. Hollow chains are great because you get the look of a big bulky chain without the cost, but they don’t stand up to daily wear. A heavy chain like this can last a lifetime and it has the added bonus of retaining value as few other purchases can. Consider a depreciating asset such as a car. Even a good used one will cost you at least as much as this chain. Once you drive it off the lot there goes $2,000.00. 10-15 years from now when it’s not worth sinking more money into it and you send it to the scrap yard, maybe the recyclable value will cover the cost to tow it away. If you ever decide to sell this chain, you can be confident it contains a substantial value that can’t rust away or break down. You know what, it may even appreciate in price. The value of the gold used to manufacture this chain has appreciated close to 50% in the past 4 years. In these turbulent times, who knows what the price of gold will be 10 years from now? At 24 inches long you may just be able to slip it over your head without undoing the clasp. 8.5mm isn’t the widest chain on the market but at 3.6mm thick, the weight is really concentrated resulting in a great feeling that only high karat gold can offer. With a chain of this value, it’s nice to know the clasp is overbuilt. The oversized figure 8 lobster clasp is in itself a beautiful piece of jewellery. The chain has been treated to a decorative hand-applied Florentine texture to every other link. The alternating brushed/polished finish really showcases the rich colour of premium 18 karat yellow gold. If you’re still reading this description we know you appreciate gold, with that in mind, we’ve opted not to polish or refinish this necklace. Polishing metal means removing metal, this remarkable chain deserves to retain every gram of gold it was originally crafted from. Aside from mild patina, this chain is in great shape. The links show no stretch or wear of any kind. Chains of this quality and size rarely show up. If you’re looking for a Cuban link of substantial value that may even turn out to be a good investment don’t wait too long on this one. Estate priced at $13,000.00 CAD. Stock #431-00407.

SOLD

 


January 28, 2022

18kt., 5.7mm, 24″ Franco chain & bracelet, 124.7gr. $12,413.00 CAD. Schofer Germany 431-00378 441-00180

Curb and Cuban link chains have been the go-to design for heavy weight necklaces for decades. The traditional look is strong, durable, and masculine. We get the occasional complaint that they can turn and twist while being worn; a bit of a first world problem no doubt, but never the less it happens. The Franco link is a style with no defined front, back, or sides. The rounded cross section is free to roll and twist without losing symmetry, a great benefit for an active rugged lifestyle. We’ve had many requests over the years for a heavy Franco link estate chain but never had one like this. It measures 5.7mm to 6.4mm in diameter and 24 inches in overall length. An 8 1/4 bracelet of the same design is also available making a matching set. We often think Italy has a lock on high end luxury gold chains but this set was made in Germany by Schofer. They have been manufacturing gold necklaces for over 100 years. Known for high quality and attention to detail, down to the smallest features. The quality can be seen in the swivel lobster clasp and chain ends. These heavy pieces and made from premium 18 karat (750) yellow gold. The necklace weighs 92 grams and the bracelet comes in at 32.7 grams. Both are in excellent original condition, neither have been polished since they left the factory floor. We’d be happy to give them a light refinishing to remove any evidence of previous use. They are priced as a set for $12,413.00 CAD, but available separately for $9,150.00 and $3,263.00. With today’s gold price, finding high quality, 18 karat imported chain for under $100.00 per gram is almost impossible. Stock number 431-00378 (necklace), 441-00180 (bracelet).

SOLD


January 4, 2022

10kt. custom made boxing gloves pendant 4.9gr. $420.00 CAD. e14238

Tiny objects have always fascinated people. Precious metal, molded into miniature everyday items has been a favorite theme for charms and pendants for decades. We were asked to custom make this set of boxing gloves for a customer last year. While the design was spot on they were hoping for something a few millimeters larger. We exchanged these and made them a larger set. Rather than melting these down, we decided to keep the original pair. At 4.9 grams and 11.5mm long (without connecting rings and bail), they’ll make a subtle statement for the pugilist in your life. Perfect condition, never worn, custom made, and one of a kind for the estate price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14238.

SOLD

 


December 20, 2021

14kt. gents wedding ring, 8mm wide, sz. 11 1/2, 12.5gr., white gold $1,120.00 CAD. e13694

The concern we hear from men when shopping for a wedding ring is durability. They work with their hands, their hobbies are very hands-on, and they want something that will keep up with their lifestyle. So they research the hardest bands available and come in asking for titanium, cobalt, tungsten, or steel. These are all very hard and inexpensive options compared to precious metals but they come with some drawbacks. The first of which is that they can’t be sized. People’s finger sizes can change over the years. Now that alone isn’t a big issue as you could reorder an alternative metal a number of times before you’ve paid for its counterpart in gold or platinum. Another problem is that some of the super hard options like tungsten and ceramic are so hard that they have no flex at all, meaning that if they are strained too much or hit against something of similar hardiness they can break in half. More flexible metals like titanium and steel become a problem if you get into a situation where the finger swells and the ring needs to be cut off. This happens more often than you’d imagine, we cut off rings from fingers several times per month. The cutting tools we have are for cutting through gold, platinum, and silver. They can cut through steel and titanium but it takes a really long time, not a pleasant experience if you have a swollen finger. Sometimes only bolt cutters can remove a thick stainless steel or titanium ring unless hospitals have something we aren’t aware of. The final reason men are inclined to the harder metals is their resistance to scratching. But that hardness that resists scratching also resists refinishing, meaning that when they do get scratched it is that much harder to get rid of those scratches. The Mohs hardness of steel is 5-6.5, titanium is 6, but 14 karat white gold isn’t so far behind those metals as it rates from 3-4. Add to that, the ability to refinish, alter the size, cut off in an emergency, and the scales start tipping in favor of gold. The key with a durable white gold ring is the thickness and this example measures a sturdy 2mm thick by 8mm wide. It weighs in at a substantial 12.4 grams in 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 11 1/2. Estate price $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13694.

SOLD


December 18, 2021

14kt. gents curb link bracelet, 13.7mm wide, 9 1/4″ long, 48.8gr. $3,850.00 CAD. 441-00157

Many of the heavier gent’s gold bracelets we have in stock are not long enough for the gentlemen who are looking for them. Hand making a few extra links is always an option but custom making a few links is rather expensive. Here is a bracelet that should fit the wrist of almost any guy. This bracelet measures 9 1/4 inches long with the clasp closed. It is also made from 48.8 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. The smooth, polished curb links measure a generous 13.7mm wide. Very good condition and freshly polished. This bracelet feels great on the wrist, it has been worn for a few years allowing the links to break in with each other around their joints. It is estate priced at $3,850.00 CAD. Stock #441-00157.

SOLD


December 12, 2021

10kt. Nautical link bracelet 8 1/2″ 14.1gr. $560.00 CAD. e11602

His or her’s reversible gold bracelet. Perfect condition with brushed/bright cut edges on one side and completely polished on the other. Easily shortened while you wait if it’s too big. 8 1/2 inches total length and 8mm wide. Super strong nautical link made from cast solid links. Finished weight in 10 karat yellow gold is 14.1 grams. Looks unworn showing no wear on any of the 18 links. Secured by an integrated link clasp with side safety. Estate price $560.00 CAD. e11602.

SOLD

 


November 29, 2021

14kt. white gold, 24″, solid curb link chain, 3.3mm wide, 21.5gr. $1,610.00 CAD. e14203

Although white gold is the number one choice when it comes to rings, yellow gold is still the top pick in heavier chains and bracelets. This solid link, 3.35mmwide, curb link necklace is definitely heavy at over 21.5 grams in weight. I suppose you could buy something like this in sterling silver for under $100.00, but that somehow just wouldn’t be the same. Silver tarnishes, it’s lighter, can cause irritation to those with sensitive skin, and wears out much quicker. Even when alloyed with white metals to conceal its true nature there is something very special about gold. A heavyweight, white gold chain is an unusual item to turn up in our estate department. This one measures 24 inches in length, making it suitable for anyone. It remains in its original bright white rhodium-plated finished except where it was polished after the connecting ring to the lobster clasp was permanently soldered shut. This Italian-made chain is in excellent condition showing no wear and tear. It is estate priced at $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e14203.

SOLD


November 23, 2021

18kt., 34″ Franco chain, 6.5mm wide, 89gr., made in Italy. $8,850.00 CAD. 431-00377

This is only our 2nd example of a heavy weight Franco link necklace, and it’s a beauty. Created in Italy using premium 18 karat yellow gold this chain is a statement piece that is long enough to double up on a feminine frame or long and strong enough for even the largest man. It measures 6.2mm to 6.7mm in diameter and 34 inches overall length. The grooved interlocking links add an extra detail the basic Franco lacks, making this style appear more woven than individual links. No front, no back, no sides, and no way to look twisted or kink. It is heavy enough to support any pendant or worn plain. It is so long we can’t even showcase it on our tallest bust display. Heavy 18 karat chains don’t come by very often, less so for anything other than your typical curb or Cuban link standard design. This necklace is in excellent condition showing no wear. It still retains its factory finish and has not been polished. We’d be happy to give it a professional refinishing to make it look truly unworn. With the high price of gold these days, it is difficult to find high quality, heavy weight, 18 karat, imported chains for less than $100.00 per gram. This uncommon estate find is priced at $8,850.00 CAD. Stock #431-00377.

SOLD


18kt., 24″ curb link necklace, 4.4mm wide, 20.5gr. $2,100.00 CAD. 431-00352

A classic curb chain cast from high-quality 18 karat yellow gold, what more can you ask for? The chain is a comfortable 24 inches long, the preferred length for most men. It measures a neutral 4.4mm wide by 0.83mm thick dropping it right into the coveted wear-it-and-forget-about-it category. The 20.5 gram chain is durable enough to wear all the time which is good because it’s so comfortable you’ll forget you have it on. The estate price for the like-new chain is $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #431-00352.

SOLD


November 22, 2021

10kt. 22 inch white gold necklace 67.5 grams $2,940.00 CAD. e12691

Heavy white gold chains are few and far between. In 61 years of business, we’ve probably had less than a dozen of them. This is certainly one of the most impressive! Weighing 67.5 grams of 10 karat white gold your Traps will get bodybuilder big without any extra effort on your part. The entire 22 inches of the chain retain its original chromy white rhodium finish. Measuring 8.65mm wide and equipped with an oversized lobster clasp and sturdy end caps, the chain is statement making and secure. Shows no wear in any of the links and just some patina in the form of scuffs and scratches to the rhodium. This recent trade-in is priced at $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #e12691.

SOLD


November 10, 2021

14kt. ID bracelet, 18.7gr., 8 1/4″. $1,610.00 CAD. 441-00166

Identification jewellery has been extremely popular over the last few years in both new and estate/vintage jewellery. Our estate signet ring collection practically sold out over this past Christmas. Rings are often found in our displays, but we don’t see many ID bracelets come through our estate department. When we do see them they have been worn for a lifetime and display too much wear in the link joints. Our latest estate ID bracelet looks like new. There is no wear on any of the Figaro links or hinged connecting links. The ID plate has never even been engraved. It is made from 18.7 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. The bracelet measures 8 1/4 inches in overall length, suitable for an average to the slender gentleman and most women. This perfect condition identification bracelet is estate priced at $1,610.00 CAD. 441-00166

SOLD


October 28, 2021

14kt., 22″,fancy Figaro link necklace, 16.9gr. $1,540.00 CAD. 431-00307

Another fancy version of the classic Figaro link chain but this one features subtle infinity symbol connector links. The 4.2mm wide chain has been lightly cupped down its center to add another layer of shine during wear. The 16.9 gram chain measures 22 inches long and is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold. The chain is secured by a stylized lobster clasp and oversized end caps for easy fastening. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #431-00307.

SOLD


October 18, 2021

18kt., 35 gram, 20 1/2 inch, modified Figaro link necklace, 4.75mm wide. $3,430.00 CAD. e14499

This modified Figaro link adds a touch of luxury to the classic gent’s chain. By leaving every other long link solid the total weight of the chain increases, making it a heftier presence around the neck. It also adds a subtle shine as those solid sections are deeply concave which causes them to flash brightly at the slightest movement. The 20 1/2 inch long chain weighs in at 35 grams which is made doubly impressive being cast from top quality 18 karat yellow gold instead of the standard 10 or 14 karat. The chain is secured with a heavy lobster clasp for easy opening. Estate price $3,430.00 CAD. Stock #e14499.

SOLD


October 5, 2021

24 inch, 18kt., curb link necklace, 18.6gr., 2.7mm wide, $94.09 per gram ($1,750.00) CAD. e14118

Did you know that when you buy 10 karat gold you’re actually buying more silver than gold? 10 karat gold is only 41.7% gold, the rest of the weight is mostly fine silver. This 18 karat necklace is 75% pure gold with less than 25% silver alloy. Its estate nature allows us to price it about the same as brand new 10 karat gold. The chain is 24 inches long, perfect for a man or woman who likes a versatile length that can be worn over any outfit. 2.7mm wide and weighing 18.6 grams this chain is substantial enough to be worn all by itself or with a pendant. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14118.

SOLD


September 18, 2021

14kt. gent’s signet ring 17.7mm x 15.2mm, size 10, 7.5gr. $630.00 CAD. e14516

No dents, no dings, no scratches or scuffs. This gents 14 karat yellow gold signet ring is in perfect condition. All it needs is your initial or monogram engraved in bright contrast to the brushed finish surface. This ring would make an excellent gift for the man who has everything. The size 10 is the average size for a man’s ring finger. Our on-site goldsmiths can adjust the size as required in only a few days or less. We can also engrave it in just a day or so. It has a large 17.7mm x 15.2mm engravable surface with an area larger than a Canadian dime. It is well made with a hollow back to keep the weight and cost in control. The 7.5 gram perfect condition ring is estate priced at $630.00 CAD. e14516.

SOLD


September 14, 2021

Gents 0.87ct. I1-LM diamond ring 7.6gr. 14kt. $1,960.00 CAD. e13268 116-0030

If you want to cut costs on your diamond the best of the “4Cs” to compromise on is Colour. We’ve always felt that a warmer diamond has an almost antique appearance to it. Most people can’t tell warmth in a diamond unless they put it right against a colourless diamond and compare the tones. Alternately a low clarity grade or poor cut grade will drastically diminish the beauty and sparkle of the diamond. Colour lowers the price of a diamond but doesn’t reduce the diamonds ability to reflect and refract light. In this gents ring the LM colour is a slightly champagne tone that almost blends into the white gold backing. The effect is a subtle fire and brilliance that blends well into the broad ring top. The 0.87 carat I1 clarity round brilliant cut diamond has been securely six prong set into the 7.6 gram 14 karat white gold ring. Although the cut isn’t optimum, this diamond still does an admirable job and its 6.4mm diameter in the large frame will have everyone thinking it weighs at least 1 carat. Estate priced at only $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e13268 116-00030.

SOLD


September 11, 2021

14kt. 31 1/2″, 3.8mm, solid link rope necklace, 40.7gr. $2,800.00 CAD. e13921

Solid rope chains are few and far between as the norm in the industry is to make this link from interwoven hollow tubes. Meaning that rope chains usually require very thoughtful care as they can be crushed, stretched, or kinked if not worn with some degree of caution. Make them solid like this example and you get a rope chain you can put on and forget about! The 3.8mm link measures a longer-than-most 31 1/2 inches, allowing it to slip easily over the head. If you want to layer it by wrapping it twice around there is a sturdy lobster clasp attached to jump ring ends. The chain is made from an unheard of 40.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. When we get a solid rope chain it never sticks around for long! Estate price $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13921.

SOLD


September 7, 2021

Solid back 17mm x 12mm 10kt. signet ring, 9.1gr., size 9, $595.00 CAD. e14138

It is unusual to encounter rings at this scale that have not been hollowed out or shaved down. At 9.1 grams the ring is completely solid, its oval top spans 17mm long by 12mm wide creating a large canvas ready for any engraving request. The 10 karat yellow gold is currently a finger size 9 with plenty of room to adjust as needed. Estate price for this blank slate is $595.00 CAD. Stock #e14138.

SOLD

 


September 4, 2021

0.52ct. I2-IJ gents diamond ring 10.3gr. 10kt. gold $1,400.00 CAD. e12338

Men’s jewellery throughout history has been focused almost entirely on displaying status. Different kinds of jewellery traditionally announced different things about the man that wore it. This trend died off for a while in the 40s and 50s as a man’s home and the automobile became his main show of distinction. Oddly enough it was the rise in male dominated office culture that brought men’s jewellery back. The office became a battlefield where men vied for promotions and subsequent status. Luxury watches were the first representation of status increase and Rolex took on the slogan “A Crown For Every Achievement”. Soon men were using cuff links, tie tacks, tie bars, lapel pins and eventually rings, bracelets, and chains to show the world how well they were doing. We’ve taken a step in a more digital direction; now if you want to show people how well you’re doing you just post about it on Instagram. So men’s modern jewellery is more about self expression and style than boasting. But if you still want to brag a little this gents diamond ring is a good start! Set with one 0.52 carat round brilliant cut of I2-IJ quality the ring is flashy in an understated way. The more traditional yellow gold blends into the hand more than white gold would. It leaves the diamond in its white bright cut setting to be the focus. Weighing in at a substantial 10.3 grams, constructed of durable 10 karat the ring is more than adequate for daily wear. It measures a perfect size 10 and can be adjusted up or down a couple of sizes. It looks brand new, still retaining the factory-applied finish with crisp sharp details. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12338.

SOLD

 


August 25, 2021

18kt. gold 22 inch double Figaro link necklace Italian 15.9gr. $1,750.00 CAD. e12586

Suitable for a gentleman or a lady this 22 inch modified Figaro link necklace is in perfect condition and was never worn according to its previous owner. The 4.5mm width is generous without looking over the top. Can be worn with or without a pendant. 15.9 grams total weight, crafted in Italy and secured by a large lobster clasp. Priced at $1,750.00. Stock #e12586.

SOLD


August 15, 2021

David Yurman silver Dagger black diamond bracelet 0.42ct. tw. 25.3gr. B15538MSSABDS. $630.00 CAD. e14475

We’ll leave it to David Yurman to best describe their Waves collection; “Ocean waves are one of the most awe-inspiring natural forces. Combining energy, power, ferocity, and beauty, they have captivated artists for centuries. The Waves Collection is inspired by the wood-block prints of the Japanese artist Hokusai, and by ornate carvings found on the tsubas—or hand guards—of 18th century samurai swords.” The Waves Dagger Bracelet is an example of the latter and is currently available new from David Yurman for $1,050.00 CAD. Made from antiqued sterling silver and set with 0.42 carats total weight of black diamonds. The bracelet is certainly statement-making. Our example is in like-new condition and comes with all of its original David Yurman paperwork and its box. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14475.

SOLD


July 20, 2021

Russian made 14kt. rose gold rings $50.00/gram 4.1 to 7.1 gr. each. e12114-e12117

From Russia with love come these 14 karat rose gold lady’s and gent’s rings. In North America we measure gold purity as a fraction of 24 parts, 24 karat gold is pure, 18 karat gold is 75% pure, 10 karat gold is 41.7% pure etc. In many countries gold purity is measured by a more logical method as a percentage of purity. In the case of these Russian rings 583 equals 58.3% gold purity or the equivalent of our 14 karat (14÷24=0.583). The rings measure 6.5mm to 10.1mm wide with finger sizes of 7, 9 and 13. If you have any question about their origin, one look at the classic hammer and sickle hallmark will leave little doubt where they were manufactured. The rings have been polished up like new and are ready to go. These rings are not the heaviest available but because they’re alloyed with a little more copper compared to traditional 14 karat yellow gold they are harder. The copper also gives it a lovely rose hue. These don’t show up very often, so if you think you’d like one don’t wait around. For just $50.00 per gram they are priced well below wholesale replacement cost. The two lady’s rings have an interesting diamond cut pattern that reflects the light when moved. Stock numbers e12117, e12116, e12115 and e12114.

ALL SOLD

 


July 17, 2021

10kt. 6.8gr., 0.20ct. tw. SI-GH diamond signet ring (16mm x 12mm), sz. 9 1/2. $540.00 CAD. e14497

Signet rings are one of those niche items that we happen to have a surprisingly large stock of. The fun of them is really that no two are alike, each takes its own interpretation of the classic gent’s ring staple. This 12 x 16mm gold canvas adds a bit of asymmetry with a crescent of channel-set diamonds. The quartet equals 0.20 carats together of nice SI-H quality. The ring itself is well built from 6.8 grams of 10 karat yellow gold and currently measures a size 9 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $540.00 CAD. Stock #e14497.

SOLD


July 8, 2021

10 karat, curb link necklace, 3.1mm wide, 12.1 grams. $660.00 CAD. e14451

This might be the perfect chain, not too heavy and not too light, not too long and not too short. The 3.1mm width is wide and heavy enough to be noticed but isn’t too showy. The previous owner must have worn a cherished pendant on it as they upgraded the catch to quite a bit heavier than required. The connecting ring was also soldered shut by hand. Most chains come delivered with the connecting ring only pinched closed. This last step of the production process must be done by hand, most manufacturers leave it to the customer or retail jeweller to solder closed. It isn’t a big deal but it’s nice to see this one has already been done. The 23-inch chain is in like-new condition showing no wear or stretch. The 10 karat yellow gold chain weighs 12.1 grams and is estate priced at $660.00 CAD. Stock #e14451.

SOLD


July 7, 2021

18kt. Italian made hollow link necklace 20″, 7mm wide, 20.6gr. $2,205.00 CAD. e12427

Hollow construction doesn’t necessarily mean low quality, durability, or value. Modern jewellery manufacturing technology when used to the extreme is capable of producing some truly impressive-looking items that simply will not last. Large hollow earrings and bracelets can be made so thin they have almost no resistance to dents and can easily be torn like paper. While this 18 karat gold necklace is by the strictest of definition hollow the gauge is quite thick. With a weight of over 20 grams, you still notice the quality. 20 inches in length will allow the 7mm wide chain to just be seen around the average gentleman’s neck with a button or two open on a dress shirt. Italian manufacture from premium material with a guarantee of many decades of use if sensibly worn and kept clean. A large easy to manipulate lobster clasp provides a secure catch. The necklace is in like new condition showing no wear in any of the close to 100 links. Estate priced at $2,205.00 CAD. e12427.

SOLD

 


July 6, 2021

Curb/Cuban link hollow, 14kt. bracelet, 13.5mm wide, 8 3/4″, 46.2gr. $3,150.00 CAD. e13646

A massive bracelet without a massive price point (relative to other bracelets of this scale, of course) thanks to its hollow construction. The links measure 13.5mm wide by 5.7mm thick, creating quite the impression during wear. At 8 3/4 inches, it’s the standard gent’s length and features a subtle, hidden box catch made from extra hard white gold for extra clasp spring tension. A side safety lock has been added for a bit of extra security. Despite being hollow the bracelet still manages to weigh in at a substantial 46.2 grams and shows no worn links or joints despite previous use; a testament to its quality construction. The bracelet is made from warm 14 karat gold, unlike so many cost-saving 10 karat pieces that you see at this scale. Estate priced below its replacement wholesale cost at only $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e13646.

SOLD


July 4, 2021

1.25ct. tw. VS-SI-HI diamond ring, size 10, 18 karat white gold 13.3gr. $2,450.00 CAD. e13205

It is rather a bone of contention with us that more designers don’t branch out when creating men’s rings. Sure most men are not terribly adventurous but a ring doesn’t have to be loud to be interesting. This invisibly set diamond ring is a perfect example. The all white all high polished theme keeps it fairly neutral as far as fashion statements are concerned. It is the high top and the contrast of hard flat surface against the domed shoulders that makes you stop and take a second look. That theme is mirrored with the sharp rectangle of 1.25 carats of diamonds juxtaposed onto the soft ellipse of the top of the ring. Those tightly set diamonds are of a bright VS-SI-HI quality. The ring is cast from a hefty 13.3 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 18 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 10 and is accompanied by a 2011 Gem Scan appraisal stating an optimistic replacement value of $7,000.00 CAD. Our estate price is $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e13205.

SOLD


June 25, 2021

Gents 22kt. 1.00ct. tw. VS-GH diamond ring 11.8gr. $2,996.00 CAD. e14110

We rarely see gents’ rings gifted with such high-quality diamonds and we also rarely see them cast from almost pure 22 karat gold! The 18 round brilliant cut diamonds are not only high VS-GH quality but they are well cut, throwing a ton of light despite their small sizes. They equal an estimated perfect 1.00 carat total weight. Their brilliance is set on fire by the extra warm 11.8 grams of gold that carry them. The 12.2mm wide ring currently measures a finger size 8 with room to adjust. Estate price $2,996.00 CAD. Stock #e14110.

SOLD


June 15, 2021

10kt. custom made motorcycle chain ring 16.3 grams $1,050.00 CAD. e10066

e10066-motorcycle-chain-cusom-ring-mjsFor the motorcycle enthusiast, we offer this custom-made Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery piece. The 16.3 gram 10 karat white and yellow gold ring has the high quality you’d expect from Michael Smiley but it’s certainly a deviation from his usual style. Measuring roughly finger size 10 1/4 this bike chain ring is probably the most comfortable ring you’ll ever wear. Unlike the real thing, all the edges of this chain have been smoothed down for comfort. Add that to the ring’s ability to flex and bend with your finger and you’ll forget it’s even there. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10066.e10066-motorcycle-chain-ring-custom-made-mjs

SOLD


June 10, 2021

18kt., 24″, figure 8/nautical link necklace, 2.6mm wide, 2.6mm wide, 12.3gr., $1,190.00 CAD. e14120

There is an almost infinite number of styles available when it comes to gold chains, and no one does it better than the Italians. This chain could be described as a mix of Figaro, nautical, and figure 8 designs all blended together in a unique style. It measures 2.6mm wide and 24 inches long, making it suitable for men and women. 12.3 grams in overall weight, combined with the rich colour of 18 karat give this chain the luxury look and feel you wouldn’t expect at this price. The links show no wear in the joints. We have left this chain in its original unpolished state. If you’d like it brought back to its original form, one of our onsite goldsmiths can have it polished up to look like new while you wait. This chain is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. e14120.

SOLD


June 3, 2021

14kt. 24″, 3.9mm wide, 22.4gr. curb link necklace $1,820.00 CAD. e14018

What a difference a tiny change to a standard design can make! This curb link chain has been accented with tiny spikes lining up across the middle of each link. These protrusions extend only 0.6mm beyond the inside edge of the link but they completely transform the piece; taking it from a jewellery staple to a statement. The 3.9mm chain measures a longer 24 inches and has been cast from 22.4 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. It’s finished with stylized endcaps and a large lobster clasp. Estate price $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e14018.

SOLD

 


May 29, 2021

25 inch, 9 karat gold, rolo link chain, 47gr. $2,100.00 CAD. e14159

We are fairly confident this hefty rolo link chain was a pocket watch chain in a past life, probably in the UK considering its 9 karat purity. This style was the most common for pocket watch chains as they slid easily through buttonholes and into pockets. The 47-gram heft and 5.2mm diameter are also indicators as this scale was needed to support a valuable pocket watch. The final clue is the unusual 25-inch length, nonstandard and quite long which would have been needed for tethering the watch to a waistcoat. Whatever its history the chain is certainly statement-making worn around the neck! Its long length allows it to slide over the head but it does come equipped with a heavy lobster clasp for easy fastening should you need it. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14159.

SOLD


May 26, 2021

14kt. Gucci link, 22 inch, 5.2mm, solid construction, 23.4gr., perfect condition, $2,100.00 CAD. e13502

This puffy Gucci link chain is in brand new condition, looking like it hasn’t been worn at all. The solidly constructed 5.2mm wide links are actually two parts in one, being cast as pairs instead of individual connector links. This innovative design cuts the moving parts in half, reducing the potential wear on the chain. The chain is 22 inches long and weighs in at 23.4 grams in 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price for the like new chain $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13502.

SOLD


May 3, 2021

10kt. hollow, curb link bracelet, 8.4gr, 8 1/4″, Italian made. $490.00 CAD. e14369

Showing like new and never polished. This Italian made curb link bracelet is the perfect accessory for someone who wants to dress up a bit with a substantial looking bracelet, but doesn’t want to spend a couple of thousand on the equivalent bracelet made from solid 18 karat gold. It looks just like its solid link, 18 karat comparable but without the weight or cost. The 10 karat alloy has been plated in rich 18 karat yellow gold giving it the hue associated with premium 18 karat Italian gold. 8mm in width and over 8 inches long should fit all but the largest wrists. A large lobster clasp with a sturdy spring will secure the bracelet against loss. Looking brand new in our navy blue presentation box for the estate price of $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14369.

SOLD


April 16, 2021

10kt., 22 inch, 9.6mm wide, Cuban link gent’s necklace, 135.3 gr. $5,700.00 CAD. e13992

We are continuously being asked for Cuban link chains. Everyone loves the look, but when they realize the cost to achieve it can easily exceed $10,000.00 the concept gets shelved. You could always opt for a skinny version, but that type of compromise isn’t the same. You can buy a hollow version but they just don’t feel right, still cost thousands of dollars, and are somewhat fragile if not worn carefully. This 9.6mm wide, 22-inch long example should check off all the boxes including the price point. It’s noticeably wider than a standard 7mm pencil by comparison. At 10 karat gold (41.7% pure), you aren’t paying a huge premium for more pure 14 or 18 karat alloys. As a previously owned item, it is substantially less expensive compared to purchasing new. Used yes, but you’d never know it. The condition of this necklace is like new old stock. The conscientious previous owner seldom wore it. When it wasn’t being worn, it spent its life carefully packed away in its protective case. The bright rhodium-plated chain was manufactured in Italy to their typically high standards. Beautiful finish with tight links showing no wear, that doesn’t bind or kink with one another. One of the best things about this chain is its weight of 135.3 grams. Even though there is more silver in this chain than pure gold due to the 10 karat alloy, it still weighs over 1/4 pound. The gold content alone of the necklace is over $4,000.00 (as of May 21, 2021) in scrap value only! If you had to replace something like this with a new one, you could expect to pay at least $9,000.00. This estate version is estate priced at only $5,700.00 CAD. Stock #e13992.

SOLD


April 5, 2021

10kt. curb link bracelet 12mm wide, 8 inches long, 24.5 grams $1,260.00 CAD. e12730

Ladies or gents 10 karat yellow gold bracelet. Solid cast links showing no wear, excellent overall condition. At 8 inches long it should fit most women and the slimmer gentleman. 24.5 grams total weight, 12mm wide, and priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock number e12730.

SOLD


March 1, 2021

10 karat rose gold gent’s wedding ring 6mm, size 10 1/2, 6.8r. $417.00 CAD. e14261

A well-made, substantial feeling wedding ring just feels good on your finger. Solid construction in the most popular width of 6mm has this ring in the sweet spot for understated traditional design. This wedding band is a little different as it was made from rose gold. While the ring is still 41.7% pure gold (like all other 10 karat), the regular alloys have been changed to contain 35-40% copper resulting in this unique blushed hue. The remaining 18.3-23.3% alloy used in rose gold is pure silver. The addition of copper not only changes the colour but also makes it harder than typical 10 karat yellow gold. This ring measures a slightly larger than average 10 1/2. It can be made bigger or smaller to fit almost any size finger. Perfect condition and estate priced at $417.00 CAD. Stock #e14261.

SOLD


February 28, 2021

Gent’s Birks diamond ring 0.20ct. tw. SI-HI 10.7gr. 14kt. $1,000.00 CAD. e13409

Vintage men’s jewellery is not something we often get to feature but this Birks ring from the 80s could not be passed up! It really epitomizes the decade with its low profile and broad high polished top. The ring does not play with contrasting finishes like many gent’s rings. It uses reflective surfaces sliced into seven steps on each shoulder to draw the eye up towards the diamond pane top. The six white gold panels have been set with 0.20 carats of round brilliant cut VS-HI quality diamonds. Despite its 13.4mm width the ring manages to stay subtle thanks to its warm hue 14 karat yellow gold alloy that blends into the hand during wear. The 10.7 gram ring currently measures a large finger size 14 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13409.

SOLD


February 27, 2021

26 inch, 9 karat, rolo chain, 3.3mm wide, 11.6gr. $480.00 CAD. e14160

Another probable pocket watch chain whose usefulness outlived the timepiece it was designed to protect. The antique rolo link measures an extra-long 26 inches, allowing it to slip over the head without the use of a clasp. It has one of course, but if security is your aim one of our onsite goldsmiths could remove it, securing any important pendants into the chain for good. At this length and a 3.3mm width, the chain is equally interesting worn alone. Its 9 karat yellow gold points to a beginning in the UK, estate priced at $480.00 CAD. Stock #e14160.

SOLD


February 25, 2021

Gents 10kt. curb link bracelet, 7.5mm wide,8 3/4″, 15.3gr. $980.00 CAD. e13653

A retro version of the classic curb link bracelet featuring a decorative bark finish on every other link. That 70s/80s vibe is enhanced by the paler tone of the 15.3 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. The link measures a standard 7.5mm wide by 8 3/4 inches long. Despite its age, the bracelet is in like-new condition showing no wear at the link joints. It comes equipped with heavy end caps and an oversized lobster catch for easy fastening. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13653.

SOLD

 


February 24, 2021

18kt. 20″ nautical link necklace 30.8gr. $3,010.00 CAD. e14058

Nautical link chains create a closer, tighter appearance than their curb and Figaro counterparts. The effect is a continuous band of rich gold running around the neck, in this case, premium 18 karat. This Italian-made chain measures 4.8mm wide and 20 inches long. It weighs in at 30.8 grams and comes equipped with sturdy end caps and an oversized lobster clasp. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Estate price $3,010.00 CAD. Stock #e14058.

SOLD


February 2, 2021

20″ 18kt. modified figaro link 18.6gr. Italian made $2,000.00 CAD. e12166

Leave it to the Italians to come up with a way to add new life into one of the most popular and traditional chain styles. The standard Figaro link has been around forever and is still a favorite design for men’s chains and bracelets. The short and long oval link pattern on this version has been modified with the addition of small white gold rectangular caps. The caps have been expertly soldered to both sides on all of the short oval links. It certainly adds to the complexity of manufacturing to the piece but the extra effect is worth it. This necklace needs no pendant as the chain itself is the centrepiece. At 20 inches total length the necklace is suitable for almost anyone. A woman will be able to wear it with an open neck blouse or over a light top. For most gentlemen, this chain would be visible with a button or two undone on a dress shirt. For large and extra large guys this chain may be just a little short. Made for premium quality 18 karat gold in Italy the solid link design weighs a significant 18.6 grams. Fitted with an easy to use, over sized lobster clasp, this 4.5mm wide like-new condition necklace is priced at $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12166.

SOLD

 


January 31, 2021

10kt., 23 inch, Cuban chain, 3.6mm, 21.7gr., $1,330.00 CAD. e14484 431-00251

The Cuban vs curb link debate is basically rice vs puffed rice, they are the same but one has been blown up to greater mass. Thanks to its width to thickness ratio this 3.55mm x 1.90mm link is definitely Cuban. The 23-inch long chain is well made from 21.7 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. It’s been equipped with end caps and a large lobster clasp. Estate price $1,330.00 CAD. Stock e14484 #431-00251.

SOLD

 


January 17, 2021

10kt. bright cut curb link chain 6.7mm wide, 26″, 32.8gr. $1,820.00 CAD. e13955

A 26-inch long chain is a great option that is often overlooked. On the average man, it provides a bit more length, ensuring the chain stays where you want it; either over top of your shirt or tucked away under the shirt. On a larger gentleman, it wears more like a 24-inch chain, giving lots of room around the neck for extra comfort. This particular 26-inch chain is a decorative curb style with faceted, bright cut links measuring 6.7mm wide. The chain weighs in at 32.8 grams, is constructed of solid 10 karat yellow gold, and is secured by an oversized lobster clasp. Estate price $1820.00 CAD. Stock #e13955.

SOLD


January 1, 2021

14kt. gold Celtic knot wedding ring 7.0gr., size 9, 8mm wide $735.00 CAD. e13542

This Celtic knot ring appears to be hand made. The inner surfaces and pierced areas display a much rougher texture than the easy to access polished outside areas. Unless you have a highly finished model you can’t help getting a rougher finished casting. The outside is easy to smoothly finish and polish by hand, but those tiny nooks and crannies are impossible to access. Without advanced surface preparation and tumble polishing machines those sections are destined to have an unfinished texture. With many types of jewellery this may be an unintended and unwanted consequence, but the rustic nature of the Celtic knot pattern makes it more authentic and appropriate. Whether by design or fortunate accident this ring looks perfect. At 8mm wide it has good presents but its not overwhelming. The size 9 ring has a finished weigh of just over 7 grams, manufactured in good quality 14 karat yellow gold. This ring can be adjusted in size, but the continuous pattern will be disrupted if we add or remove a section to alter the size. Excellent condition and estate priced at $735.00 CAD. Stock #e13542.


74gr. 10kt. solid link, 11.4mm wide, 8 3/4″, curb link bracelet $3,990.00 CAD. e14200

Another one of those bracelets that can double as a wrist-weight, if you’re looking for a 6th of a pound of resistance… We know it’s not much to brag about to your gym buddies but remember that’s a 6th of a pound of gold! The solid 11.4mm wide curb stye link has been beveled drastically for a distinct look. The 10 karat bracelet measures a slightly longer gents 8 3/4 inches and features a hefty box catch with an extra springy white gold tongue and extra safety lock. Estate price $3,990.00 CAD. Stock #e14200.

SOLD


December 9, 2020

Scott Kay platinum ring 14.0gr. 6.0mm size 10 1/2 $1,250.00 CAD. e12121

There is an endless circular debate in the jewellery industry about which metal is superior for the consumer, platinum or 18 karat white gold. When you’re discussing engagement rings the scales are pretty even. Each has benefits to counteract their shortcomings, platinum is more durable but more expensive. 18 karat white gold prongs need to be rebuilt more often but the repair is half the cost of a platinum retipping. If you are looking to create a heirloom that your children can pass down to their children platinum is certainly the only option. If you want to spend less upfront, 18 karat white gold is the way to go. When you get to something as substantial as this Scott Kay gents band there is something else to consider. With a broad plain surface area and men being prone to wearing their rings during activities they shouldn’t, rings can end up showing a lot of wear. On a microscopic level platinum differs from gold when and how it gets scratched. A scratch on gold is often caused by gold being removed; when platinum is scratched the material mostly gets pushed away. Platinum sticks to itself like no other precious metal, making it more difficult to remove material, allowing it to last for generations. This principle also makes it very difficult to refinish as it holds on to any deep scratches and dents that could easily be removed in gold. Though this 13.9 gram, size 10 1/2 ring has been lightly polished it does show evidence of previous wear and tear. A full restoration could easily be accomplished by one of our onsite goldsmiths but about a gram of platinum would be lost in the process. We’ll leave the complimentary full restoration option open should you decide to make it perfect. You can’t go wrong considering its half of the original retail price. You get a premium platinum band from a high-end designer for the price of white gold. Estate price $1,250.00 CAD. Stock #e12121.

SOLD

 


December 3, 2020

1.00ct. tw. SI-GH gents ring, 12.6gr. 14kt. white gold, sz. 10 1/2. $2,100.00 CAD. e13826

Gent’s jewellery is often made hollow in an effort to offset the increased cost due to the larger sizes and scale of most men’s items. Rings especially have areas where they’ve been hollowed out underneath the ring top, sometimes running down the shoulders. It doesn’t save much gold per ring, but when you’re producing the same ring hundreds at a time the savings are significant. This particular gents ring is the exception to that rule, its 12.6 gram heft is almost surprising when you first pick it up. The 14 karat white gold ring is completely solid, even the channel that holds the diamonds is backed with solid gold. Leaving only small drill holes under each diamond for cleaning purposes. The 1.00 carat total weight of round brilliant cut diamonds are well cut for maximum sparkle and exhibit nice SI-GH quality. They span most of the ring top, ending in cupped shoulders that accentuate their presence. The ring measures 7.25mm wide across the top and a finger size 10 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13826.

SOLD

 


November 23, 2020

10kt. 42.2gr. 13.6mm wide, 8 1/4″ long nugget link bracelet $2,380.00 CAD. e13925

Is the nugget texture back? We think so! If you want to channel your inner Disco Star this retro-cool nugget bracelet is a good place to start! The bracelet certainly makes a statement measuring 13.6mm wide and patterned all over with organic matte valleys and high polished flat peaks. The 8 1/4 inch long bracelet has been made from an impressive 42.2 grams of 10 karat yellow gold and is secured by a hidden box catch with an additional safety lock. Ready to strut its stuff for the estate price of $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13925.

SOLD

 


November 15, 2020

18kt. solid link necklace 20 1/2 inches long, 4.5mm wide, 31.7gr. (10kt. clasp). $3,080.00 CAD. e13519

Nothing like a subtle shot of white gold to completely transform a chain. Built on a curb link design theory this fancy link creates a tight line of brightly shining, gently curving gold. The entire 20 1/2 inch chain has been grooved down the middle for even greater visual interest. At 4.4mm wide the chain can certainly stand its own. Made from an impressive 31.7 grams of top quality 18 karat with an oversized 10 karat yellow gold lobster clasp. Estate price for this like new chain $3,080.00 CAD. Stock #e13519.

SOLD

 


November 10, 2020

10kt. curb link chain 24 1/2″, 3.0mm, 16.5gr. solid link $858.00 CAD. e13963

When people are shopping for a new chain and the first word out of their mouth is durability, a compact curb link is our first recommendation. No matter how delicate the scale is, a chain that is made up of heavier single links is always stronger than a chain woven from many tiny, delicate links. That rule applies all the way up the scale. So if durability is the goal, aim for solid over hollow, and a single link chain over woven. This 24 1/2 inch long curb link chain is a great example of simple construction and strength. It only spans 3mm but it’s 1.5mm thick and made of single, interlocking solid links. Despite its smaller scale the chain still manages to weigh in at 16.5 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. It currently features a spring-ring catch but that can be upgraded to a lobster clasp by one of our on-site goldsmiths. Estate price $858.00 CAD. Stock #e13963.

SOLD


November 8, 2020

Curb link chain 20″, 10.7gr. 10kt, 2.7mm wide $400.00 CAD. e14135

For anyone who wears jewellery, the curb link chain is a staple item in any collection. They are strong, durable, resist kinking and stretching. They can be worn alone or with a pendant. We have dozens of estate chains in stock in all karats of gold, lengths, and weights. This example weighs a sturdy 10.7 grams and measures 20 inches long x 2.7mm wide. This versatile chain is in perfect condition showing no worn links. It is secured by a strong lobster clasp. The 20-inch length can be worn by either a man or woman. This necklace is estate priced below its wholesale cost at just $400.00 CAD. Stock #e14135.

SOLD


November 6, 2020

18kt. 24 inch nautical link necklace 25.4gr. $2,400.00 CAD. e11425

Sure $2,400.00 is a lot of money, but here’s an interesting way to consider the type of value this necklace offers. If you bought a new car today for $40,000.00 and keep it until there is nothing left but a little bit of paint between the rust and it’s totally used up, it will likely be worth around $400.00 ($200.00 per ton). Compare that to this chain. Keep it clean, wear it every day and it should easily last many decades. If the price of gold doesn’t change from $2,580.00 per ounce (August 14th, 2020) Canadian it will still be worth close to 4 times that of what your once $40,000.00 car is now worth as scrap metal. Even if you run this chain over with a train it still contains around $1580.00 worth of fine gold (not to mention some fine silver too). I know you can’t drive your chain to Florida for a family vacation or to pick up the groceries with it. What it can do is help you feel good and look good. Feeling positive can have an amazing effect on your health and almost every other aspect of your life. That’s really the best part of wearing a great piece of jewellery. This 18 karat nautical link necklace is in like-new condition showing no wear of any kind. At 24 inches in length, it will fit even the largest gentleman with room to spare. We could take 7 inches out and make a bracelet for the lady who wants a matching set. You’ll appreciate the quality once you feel the heft of the solid link construction. Suitable for use with any style of pendant or it can be worn alone. Secured by a large and easy-to-use lobster clasp. Estate priced at $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11425.

SOLD

 

 

 


October 30, 2020

14kt. 26″ hollow box link necklace 2.9mm wide, 15.4gr. $1,120.00 CAD. e13345

Hollow chains are a more affordable option to traditional solid link designs and will last practically as long if you take proper care of them. Most of these chains are electroformed, a process of electroplating layer after layer of gold onto a base metal core. Once the desired wall thickness is reached the core is dissolved away in an acid bath. This process allows almost any chain style to be duplicated in a hollow form but the hollow box chain is one we rarely encounter. As the box link is usually rather compact and petite it is odd to see a manufacturer produce a hollow version of the typically thin and inexpensive design. The motivation here was probably the 26-inch length, higher purity 14 karat yellow gold alloy, and its unusually large 2.9mm x 2.9mm dimensions. The 15.4 gram chain is in like new condition showing no stretch of wear of any kind. The care required with this chain is similar to the care we suggest for most chains; keep it clean, and avoid wearing it during sports or any kind of activity that could snag it. Not to suggest it is extremely fragile, with careful use this necklace will last decades. Estate price $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13345.

SOLD

 


October 26, 2020

28″ 18kt. box link necklace 2.65mm 14.6gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e13053

A solid box link is one of the strongest ways to build a chain. The individual links are not only evenly thick but are also broad giving them more material across their connections. On top of that, the interlocking box shape reduces each link’s range of motion. The more a link can move the more it grinds away itself and its neighbors. By reducing the range of motion and keeping the weight of the chain even and consistent the manufacturer is ensuring that this chain will have the longest lifespan possible. While not quite solid the heavy gauge hollow construction of this necklace is evident as soon as you pick it up. Beyond its durability, this 14.6-gram box chain also measures a desirably long 28 inches rendering its clasp useless as it can slip right over your head. That clasp is an oversized spring ring with simple jump ring ends. To top it all off the chain is made from premium quality 18 karat yellow gold! Previously owned but in like-new condition and priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13053.

SOLD


October 22, 2020

Gents platinum wedding ring 6mm, 16.1gr., Canadian made IRSCO $1,200.00 CAD. e13660

Oddly enough Canada is the fourth-largest supplier of platinum in the world, with the largest producing mine in Sudbury of all places. Meaning the chances are high that this Canadian-made band might contain Canadian platinum. The 6mm wide band features platinum’s distinct density, weighing a surprisingly hefty 16.1 grams. The notoriously hard to refinish metal has held onto some of its deeper dents and dings despite our best efforts. At a glance, it looks brand new, and judging by the gents rings we see in for repair it will soon be covered in new scratches and dents after it leaves the showcase! If durability is what you’re after you really can’t top platinum. Unlike alternative metals it can be refinished (with effort), it can be resized, and most importantly cut off in an emergency. Unlike gold when platinum gets scratched, on a molecular level, you usually don’t remove any particles but simply push them out of place. So this band will last many generations, where a gold band will last one or two. Estate price for this heirloom to be $,1200.00 CAD. Stock #e13660.

SOLD

 


October 19, 2020

10kt. figaro link bracelet 8 1/2″ 17.3gr. never worn $910.00 CAD. e11585

Solid construction and never worn. One of the most popular styles for necklaces and bracelets is the Figaro link design. This bracelet takes the design a step further with a beveled edge and concave profile centre section. The beveled edge gives it some twinkle and the concave middle saves some weight while resisting scratches. The 18 karat plate finish gives the domestically made solid 10 karat gold a distinctly rich imported 18 karat Italian look for 1/2 the price. This never-worn bracelet still displays sharp crisp edges and only extremely minor evidence of shop wear. The bracelet is secured by a large heavy-duty lobster clasp. 8 1/2 inches long, 8.5mm wide, weighing 17.3 grams, and estate priced at only $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11585.

SOLD

 

 


October 18, 2020

Gents ring 10kt. 10.3gr. 1.12ct. SI-I1-I antique European cut diamonds $2,100.00 CAD. e12087

This 10 karat gents ring is covered in little details that indicate handmade craftsmanship. The deep and intricate engraved patterns are not perfectly matched as they would be if this had been made on a computer. The goldsmith actually went to the effort of flipping the pattern from one shoulder to the other, upping the ante on the skill involved. Following the old-world feel of the shoulders, the ring has been set with antique old European and Swiss cut diamonds. The estimated 1.12 carats of SI-I1-I diamonds show off their age at a glance. These old styles of cut create more rainbow spectral flashes compared to modern round brilliant cut diamonds and create larger reflections as the crown facets are fewer (with Swiss cuts) and are larger with European cuts. They’ve been set into a heavy white gold plate engraved into a six-pointed star. The 10.3-gram ring measures a finger size 10 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12087.

SOLD


October 15, 2020

Men’s Vera Wang diamond & Sapphire ring 0.75ct. tw. SI2-I1-I 7.3gr. 14kt. $1,260.00 CAD. e13059

Certainly, Vera Wang is synonymous with brides, from gowns to rings to items for your registry. So why not complete the wedding theme with a line of high-end gents rings. This example from the collection features the iconic square-cut blue sapphire that adorns every engagement ring. Here the pair are flush set into each shoulder set on a compass axis. That square theme is carried to the channel of 0.75 carats of modified square brilliant cut diamonds set girdle to girdle for a line of uninterrupted brilliance. The 7 diamonds are of a well-matched SI2-I1-I quality and have been protectively sheltered by raised channel walls. The rings undergallery is pierced with a trellis of interlocking Vs and Ws. All told the 14 karat white gold ring weighs in at 7.3 grams in a finger size 10. This model has been retired but its round diamond counterpart is currently on sale at People’s website for $2,399.20 CAD. Our price for this pre-owned excellent condition example is only $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13059.

SOLD

 


October 13, 2020

31 inch 18kt. hollow box link necklace 13.4gr. $1,100.00 CAD. e12177

Extra-long necklaces are very much the trend but almost nobody stocks them. Gold is expensive and gold is priced by the gram, the longer the chain the heavier they become. Seeing a gold necklace longer than around 24 inches in a store is unusual. This 31-inch hollow construction box link chain is long enough to double up or wear over top even the bulkiest sweater. Box link chains are usually rather thin, they seldom exceed 1.75mm, this one is 2.2mm; more than large enough for use all on its own. Despite the hollow construction this necklace still weighs a substantial 13.4 grams. Crafted with pride from premium 18 karat gold. It’s in excellent condition, showing no wear on any links, no stretch, and no previous repairs. We are very fussy about the quality of our estate chains. If any display even moderate wear or signs of repair, they go into our recycling. This statement-making necklace is estate priced at only $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12177.

SOLD

 


September 24, 2020

10kt. 22″ nautical link chain 10.3mm wide 91.8gr. $4,410.00 CAD. e13547

 

If you are ever in a jam and need a chain to tow your boat this nautical link example is almost up to the task. Not only does it have an appropriate name it has the size and strength that would leave almost any others stretched or broken. This is the biggest nautical link I can remember coming through our estate department. 10.3mm wide, 3.0mm thick, and just over 22 inches in length are pretty hard to miss. The necklace weighs just shy of 3 troy ounces at 91.8 grams. The key to the strength of nautical chains is the connecting bar running from side to side on each link. Not only does the bar add visual interest by filling in some open space, but it also keeps the links from elongating and stretching should an extreme force pull on it. The chain is equipped with an oversized, easy to operate, rivetted lobster clasp. Looking practically unworn and in perfect condition. Only an ultrasonic cleaning was required to prepare it for sale. Hardly a scratch can be seen on any of its 48 links, even the chain ends that suffer the most stress look like new. It comes with an August 2018 certificate on Evaluation stating a Retail Replacement Value of $15,000.00 plus sales tax. Our opinion of a more competitive replacement value is more like $6,000.00 to $7,000.00 even with gold priced close to 50% more today compared to the summer of 2018. When shopping for jewellery NEVER rely on the opinion of these optimistic appraisals. Get a reliable opinion of a competitive replacement value and an iron-clad refund policy if the item is not valued as described. As a like-new estate item our price of just $4,410.00 offers outstanding value, we guarantee it and offer a 100% refund if you do not. Stock #e13547.

SOLD

 


September 3, 2020

14 karat BIRKS onyx & diamond gent’s ring $1,050.00 CAD. e6943

It’s true most rings that we show are ladies but sometimes really classic men’s styles show up. Here is a timeless design made by BIRKS. It’s hard to say how old it is because this style is still in production today by many manufactures. The cushion shaped black onyx is in perfect condition not showing any scuffs or scratches. A small bezel set 0.10 carat in the centre twinkles like a star in a midnight sky. The ring is made from over 10 grams of highly polished 14 karat yellow gold. Measuring a size 10.5 this ring would fit the average man’s ring finger but can be sized up or down as required. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e6943.

SOLD


August 10, 2020

1/10 ounce Krugerrand coin ring 12.6gr. 10 karat $753.00 CAD. e12169

The Krugerrand was first minted in 1967 as an effort to draw attention to South African gold mining. It worked! By 1980, the year this 1/10 ounce was minted, the Krugerrand represented 90% of the global gold coin market. To date over 50 million ounces of gold Krugerrand coins have been sold worldwide. The coin is most noted for the Springbok antelope, that iconic leaping herbivore that instantly comes to mind when you think South Africa. The 22 karat gold coin contains 1/10 oz. of pure gold. Bezel set proudly on top of the 10 karat yellow gold gents ring, it’s sure to be a great conversation piece. The 12.7 gram ring is all high polish and rolled edges, keeping the attention on the coin it carries. Currently it measures a finger size 9 with room to adjust. Estate price $753.00 CAD. Stock #e12169.

SOLD


July 21, 2020

Custom made gents diamond ring 1.82ct.tw. VS-G, 17.4gr. platinum, sz.10 1/2. $4,200.00 CAD. e13656

Yet another example of a high quality gents band; proof that though men are often overlooked in this industry they aren’t always forgotten. If you are feeling neglected this custom made gents band is the best remedy. The extra dense quality of platinum makes this ring much heftier than you’d expect considering its 6.84mm width and 2.30mm thick. The ring weighs in at an impressive 17.4 grams and features a stepped edge to make it more comfortable between the fingers. The ring is more than half set with diamonds in a deep protective channel. The well matched 12 round brilliant cuts come together to equal 1.82 carats total weight of high VS-G quality. The band currently measures a finger size 10 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13656.

SOLD


July 15, 2020

24″ Nautical link necklace 14kt., 5.4mm, 14.7gr. Italian made $1,260.00 CAD. e13667

If you aren’t familiar with the nautical link chain it would probably strike you as someone aiming for a Gucci link but trying to avoid a cease and desist order. We promise the nautical link is it’s own category, dropping the puffiness in favor of airy smoothness. Our example is 5.4mm wide by 24 inches long. A problem a lot of guys find with a 20 inch or sometimes 22 inches (depending on the person’s build) chain is that it will shift in and out of the shirt collar during wear. A longer length like this one ensures it will stay where you put it, whether over your shirt or worn against the chest. This warm 14 karat yellow gold example is a hollow construction but still weighs in at 14.7 grams, a testament to its Italian craftsmanship. The chain is fastened with a large lobster clasp for easy closure. Estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13667.

SOLD

 


25 inch 10 karat Figaro link necklace 12.6 grams $660.00 CAD. e13528

In this business, there is no hiding from the ever-increasing price of gold. The value of the precious yellow commodity has quadrupled over the past 15 years not to mention the weakness in the Canadian dollar. This combination makes purchasing even a reasonable weight, 10 karat gold necklaces expensive. Getting into 14 karat will cost 40% more; 18 karat will be 80% more expensive compared to the same weight in 10 karat. Our estate, pre-owned and vintage jewellery is a great way to save a bunch of money and still get high quality. We tend to post the heavy, high karat chains but we also have many more affordable 10 karat examples that are sturdy but do not weigh several ounces. This is a great example of what you can expect to find on display at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. 10 karat yellow gold, Italian made, solid link construction, 25 inches long, 3.8mm wide, and 12.6 grams. Priced at $660.00 this excellent condition chain represents a great value. Our estate chains are always in like new condition. If any show signs of more than the slightest amount of wear, stretch, or signs of previous repair they get recycled. If you do not see what you are looking for online, give us a call. We have many more necklaces in stock at similar values. Stock #e13528.

SOLD

 


July 14, 2020

5mm, 10kt., 23 inch, hollow rope chain, 16.5 grams $840.00 CAD. e13699

Rope chains have always been popular and for good reason. When well made from decent weight tubing, they are silky smooth, long lasting, and give you a substantial look without breaking the bank. This 23 inch example has been constructed from over 1/2 an ounce of 10 karat yellow gold with a large, easy to use sturdy lobster clasp. While it is hollow, it isn’t weak. Try to avoid rope chains that have been constructed from ultra light tubing. The super light stuff doesn’t stand up to daily wear and tear. Keep them clean and a quality hollow necklace like this will last for decades. This example is in excellent condition showing very minor evidence use but no stretched, or worn sections. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. e13699.

SOLD


July 7, 2020

Gent’s 10 karat black onyx Masonic ring 6.7gr. $420.00 CAD. e12305

North American Masonic Lodges are a bit different from their European counterparts. In Europe the members are rather hush hush about the whole thing and the jewellery they wear reflects that. The Masonic Square and Compass is often hidden in pieces of jewellery that collapse closed or invert to show a different image or gemstone to the general public. During meetings, the piece is adjusted to reveal the symbol. North American Masons wear their Square and Compass openly and often in the style depicted here. The glossy black onyx makes a bold backdrop to the gold leaf inlay. The ring itself is well made from 6.7 grams of 10 karat yellow gold and adds visual interest with the deeply grooved shoulders. We usually have one or two estate Masonic rings in stock, if we don’t have the one you’re after we do have a variety of options we can order in. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12305.

SOLD


June 7, 2020

6mm wide 14kt. gold gents wedding ring 8.7gr. $440.00 CAD. e10869

Why settle for a super lightweight 10 karat gold wedding ring or one of those cheap alternative metal wedding rings because the wedding has become a little more expensive than you expected. You can have a high quality, heavy weight 14 karat gold wedding ring for the same or less. This solidly constructed estate wedding ring measures the most popular 6mm wide and is a finger size 10. The size can easily be adjusted up or down as required. Yellow and white gold blend in a two tone design that has been a favorite combination for almost 100 years.  Classic milgrain edging detail defines the different coloured gold sections. As trends and fashion changes, a two tone design like this always compliments other jewellery and watches you may have. A comfort fit profile makes the ring so comfortable you won’t even notice you’re wearing it. If you’d prefer a softer more subtle look we can also finish the yellow gold centre section with a flat brushed texture. This excellent condition ring is estate priced at only $440.00 CAD. Stock #e10869. We have many other estate styles in stock that are not shown on our website.

SOLD


May 8, 2020

6.0mm wide platinum wedding ring 10.6gr. size 9, $720.00 CAD. e13354

The first remark we get from men trying on wedding bands is how weird it feels to wear a ring. We assure them that in no time, you will not even notice you are wearing it. We can always suggest a light narrow ring with a low profile as an option. Of course, the problem with a band that is thinner in gauge is it will be less durable and long lasting; start with less metal and it will wear out faster. The solution is platinum. On a microscopic level, when you scratch gold you are peeling away a small portion of the metal. With platinum a scratch rarely removes material but simply pushes it away. Meaning even a band like this one that measures 1.65mm thick will last for generations. Platinum is also very dense so the 6mm wide band weighs in at a surprisingly hefty 10.4 grams. Currently a finger size 9 there is plenty of room to adjust as needed. Estate price $720.00 CAD. Stock #e13354.

SOLD


April 30, 2020

1.00ct. tw. I1-JK gents diamond ring 8.6gr. 10kt. never worn $1,100.00 CAD. e13469

Whoever designed this gents ring was aiming for maximum brilliance. The ring itself is a combination of highly polished curved surfaces creating an array of fun house style reflections. To intensify this display they’ve opted for contrast, by using rhodium enhanced white gold on top of warm yellow gold, and by balancing the high polish with a linear machine made matte finish. And all this before even thinking of the diamonds! The three rows have been graduated and backed with curving channels to reflect their brilliance back up to the wearer. The combined 1.00 carat total weight of bright I1-JK round brilliant cuts make for a head turning final touch on this 15.3mm wide gents ring. The piece itself is hollow constructed from 8.6 grams of 10 karat gold and measures a finger size 10. Estate price for this like new ring $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13469.

SOLD


April 3, 2020

18kt. 22″ modified figaro link chain 32.3gr. (14kt. clasp) $2,400.00 CAD. e13529

A simple modification to the standard figaro link chain can create a surprisingly unique look. The 22 inch example adds a solid rectangular plate to the negative space of each long oval link. The result is also practical as anyone who owns a figaro can tell you the long links like to twist themselves out of position during wear. Not only did the Italian chain makers opt to add metal they also cast the chain from top quality 18 karat yellow gold, bringing the total weight to 32.3 grams. The chain is finished with an oversized 14 karat lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price below its wholesale replacement cost at $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13529.

SOLD


January 30, 2020

14kt. solid link rope chain 5.0mm, 26 inch, 46.1 grams $2,640.00 CAD. e13358

Gone are the days of $300.00 per ounce gold and gone are the days when you could walk into most jewellery stores and see something as well made as this. Pure gold now costs close to $2,500.00 per ounce (Canadian) and manufacturing something as heavy as this would require a retail price of more than $5,000.00 at a typical jewellery store. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is not your typical jewellery store and we do not stock average jewellery. Our vintage and estate items represent the best jewellery value on the market. This 5.0mm solid link rope necklace measures an extra long 26 inches making it suitable for anyone. It is in perfect condition, showing virtually no wear in the flexible joints and rings. Its solid construction reveals itself as soon as you hold it; there’s no mistaking the upgraded 14 karat gold and 46.1 gram weight. At today’s gold price this chain contains around $2,125.00 in only its recyclable gold content. It can be used with or without a pendant and the heavy-duty plunger clasp with side safety ensures extra security. The estate price of only $2,640.00 is far below its wholesale replacement value. Stock #e13358.

SOLD


January 24, 2020

BIRKS 10kt. vintage cufflinks 15.9 grams $980.00 CAD. e10453

Canada’s premier luxury jewellery chain BIRKS have never been known as a brand to push the design envelope. For well over 100 years they’ve produced high quality designs that were somewhat conservative and always thoughtful. Maybe in the 1970s these funky cuff links were just an artistic jewellery expression of the times. Looking back today I’d consider them quite progressive for a Canadian company like BIRKS even in the context of the funky 70s. The vintage look is back and these cuff links have that unmistakable vintage flair. These large 19mm x 19mm cuff links are ultra cool. 100% Canadian made. The fronts are constructed from a calculated 15.9 grams of 10 karat yellow gold, while the 12 karat gold filled spring loaded “T” bar backs were made by Cadman Jewellery in small town Courtland Ontario. The cuff links are embossed with a flat textured linen surface and those 3 highly polished geometric stars. They appear to pop from the background with a perfectly flat surface that acts like a golden mirror. The contrasting finish is an excellent example what makes gold such a versatile precious metal. Excellent condition, looking like brand new with sharp crisp edges and no signs of wear and tear. If you’ve got a few French cuff shirts at home that just don’t get worn enough, turn them up a notch with these 70s vibe cuff links. Total weight 20.3 grams. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e10453.

SOLD


January 8, 2020

10 karat gold diamond & ruby trucker ring $1,440.00 CAD. e8231

e8231.2 truck ring ruby and diamondNow here’s a not too subtle lifestyle statement. Custom made for a gentleman in the 1960s. This trucker ring was his pride and joy for almost half a century. Now it’s time to find it a new home with someone who can continue the adventure for another million miles or more. The circular 10 karat yellow gold ring is a size 12.5 with a circular frame setting measuring 25mm diameter. A three dimensional Freightliner tractor cab is exploding out of the centre of the ring looking like it’s doing 60 miles an hour.e8231 tuck ring ruby and diamond When I look at this ring it’s hard not to smile and imagine the sense of pride the original owner had in it and his trusty 18 wheeler. I’m sure it was the nicest on the road. It took great a great amount of skill to assemble all the different little pieces of 10 karat yellow and white gold together then solder it all into the ring. 25 round faceted good quality rubies and diamonds are bead set in the frame adding approximately 0.50  carats of bling. Today this ring would be a very expensive custom project to produce. I hope it finds a great home with a man who takes pride in his work and is not afraid to express it. Estate priced at $1,440.00 Stock #e8231.e8231.1 truck ring diamond and ruby

SOLD

 


December 20, 2019

20.5 inch, 18kt. curb link chain 29.9gr. Premet Italy $2,200.00 CAD. e13412

There is an inherent luxury to a well built chain, especially one of this more compact scale. That surprising heft when you lift the 4.8mm wide faceted curb chain is a guarantee of quality. That weight is due to the higher density of 18 karat gold. If this chain had been cast from the North American standard 10 karat gold (41.7% pure) instead of the premium 18 karat (75% pure) yellow gold it would be close to 25% lighter. The chain measures a more visible 20 1/2 inches long, guaranteeing it will be seen with most shirt collars. The solid 29.9 gram chain is secured with decorative end caps and a stylized heavyweight lobster clasp. The chain is of course Italian made and in like new condition. Estate price $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13412.

SOLD


December 8, 2019

Heavy Cuban link 10 karat gold necklace, 26 inch, 86gr. $4,200.00 CAD. e12894

Gold is expensive and a good sized Cuban link requires a lot because these links are tightly packed, thick and solid. The chain measures 7.3mm wide and 2.7mm thick. With dimensions like that this necklace ends up weighing close to 3 ounces at 86 plus grams. A chain of this quality deserves a clasp that’s up to the task of securing a valuable piece of jewellery. The large over-sized plunger, box clasp comes equipped with 2 side safeties; it’s like wearing suspenders and a belt to keep your pants up. The chain is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. We’ve had a few Cuban links come in over the years and they never last too long. They are really popular but the cost of purchasing a new one is sometimes a challenge. While not inexpensive our latest example is a great value, priced at only $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12894.

SOLD